Clerodendrum indicum (L.) Kuntze (= C. siphonanthus R.Br.),

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 94-95

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Clerodendrum indicum (L.) Kuntze (= C. siphonanthus R.Br.)


Clerodendrum indicum (L.) Kuntze (= C. siphonanthus R.Br.) 


Myanmar: ngayant patu, nygayan-padu. English: tubeflower.


Temperate and tropical Asia; grows naturally all over Myanmar; especially reported from Kachin and Magway.


Resin: Used to treat syphilitic rheumatism. Leaf: Remedies made from the leaves are used for fevers and respiratory problems, including coughs; they are also used to improve menstrual flow and cleanse residual menstrual discharge. Boiled leaves made into salads are eaten to promote regularity. The leaves are also used to make de-worming medicines. Leaf and Root: Used in preparations to stimulate circulation, as well as to treat leprosy and female disorders; also for asthma and fever. Seed: Preparations are used to treat joint inflammation related to sexually transmitted diseases. Root: The paste mixed with ginger powder is ingested for lung infections. The root is also used as a component in medicines for male disorders, gonorrhea, asthma, bronchitis, aches, and pains.


The medicinal uses of this species in India are discussed in Jain and DeFilipps (1991). Medicinal uses of this species in China are discussed in Duke and Ayensu (1985).


Nordal (1963), Agricultural Corporation (1980), Perry (1980), Forest Department (1999).