Clerodendrum infortunatum L.,

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 95

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Clerodendrum infortunatum L.


Clerodendrum infortunatum L. 


English: hill glory bower.


South and southeastern Asia. Widely distributed in Myanmar.


Leaf and Root: Used as a febrifuge.


In India the leaf is used for headache; also ground with leaves of Commelina bengalensis  and applied as a plaster for sores on head. The flower (ground with fresh shoots of Bombax ceiba  , made into pills, and these smeared with cream from cow milk) is used for ulcers of the palate. The root is used for rheumatism; ground with black pepper and used for involuntary cramps; and ground with leaves, roots, bulb, and bark of various other species, and given to drink with refuse of molasses for gravel ( Jain and DeFilipps 1991). In Indo-China this species is used in a decoction as a remedy for leucorrhea ( Perry 1980).

Reported constituents of the leaves of this species include clerodin (anthemintic property); glycerides of linolenic, oleic, stearic, and lignoceric acids; a sterol; a proteinase; and a peptidase ( Perry 1980).


Perry (1980).