Picrasma javanica Blume

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 156

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/phytokeys.102.24380

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/B34AB2FE-9589-0C4A-8FDD-4CDEA0602B6E

treatment provided by

PhytoKeys by Pensoft

scientific name

Picrasma javanica Blume
status

 

Picrasma javanica Blume  

Names.

Myanmar: taung-kamaka. English: quassia wood.

Range.

Distributed in tropical southeastern Asia as far as the Solomon Islands. Widely distributed in Myanmar.

Uses.

Bark: On account of the bitterness of quassin in the bark, it has been substituted for quinine in Myanmar. Leaf: Applied to festering sores.

Notes.

The species is reported to be used as an antidote and larvicide; also for dyspepsia and fever ( Duke 2009). Perry (1980) discusses the medicinal uses of this species in East and Southeast Asia.

Reference.

Perry (1980).