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Useful Tropical Plants

Embelia tsjeriam-cottam

(Roem. & Schult.) A.DC.

Primulaceae


We can find no uniform treatment for this species plus Embelia basaal A.DC., and Embelia robusta Roxb. We have treated these last two species as synonyms of Embelia tsjeriam-cottam, but they are also recognized as distinct in other works. Whether the taxonomists finally decide to treat them as distinct, or as a single species, their uses are likely to be virtually identical[
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Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
].

+ Synonyms

Ardisia basaal Roem. & Schult.

Ardisia tsjeriam-cottam Roem. & Schult.

Dauceria acuta Dennst.

Dauceria obtusa Dennst.

Embelia acuta (Dennst.) Alston

Embelia basaal A.DC.

Embelia ferruginea Wall. ex A.DC.

Embelia obtusa (Dennst.) Alston

Embelia picta A.DC.

Embelia reticulata Wall.

Embelia robusta Roxb.

Embelia sootepensis thorelii Pit.

Embelia villosa A.DC.

Embelia villosa Wall.

Pattara acuta Raf.

Pattara basal Raf.

Ribesiodes robustum (Roxb.) Kuntze

Samara picta Buch.-Ham. ex Wall.

Samara robusta Benth. & Hook.f. ex Kurz

Common Name:

Embelia tsjeriam-cottam
Fruiting stem
Photograph by: Vinayaraj
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General Information

Embelia tsjeriam-cottam is a variable plant ranging from a small shrub 1 - 2 metres tall to a small tree or even a twining climbing plant[
146
Title
A Manual of Indian Timbers.
Publication
 
Author
Gamble. J. S.
Publisher
Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh
Year
1972
ISBN
-
Description
First written in the 19th century, but still a classic, giving a lot of information on the uses and habitats of Indian trees. Not for the casual reader.
,
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
].
The plant is commonly harvested from the wild for local use, in particular it is widely used as an anthelmintic[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
,
1001
Title
Chemical constituents of Embelia basaal (Roem. & Schult.) DC.
Publication
Journal of Pharmacy Research 2009, 2(10),1575-1578
Author
Babu Ganesan et al
Website
http://www.jpronline.info
Publisher
 
Year
2009
ISBN
0974-6943
Description
Research into the medically active compounds in Embelia basaal. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

E. Asia - India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia.

Habitat

Usually in deciduous forests[
146
Title
A Manual of Indian Timbers.
Publication
 
Author
Gamble. J. S.
Publisher
Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh
Year
1972
ISBN
-
Description
First written in the 19th century, but still a classic, giving a lot of information on the uses and habitats of Indian trees. Not for the casual reader.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *  *
HabitShrub
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The plant is highly esteemed in Ayurvedic medicine as a powerful anthelmintic, and is also an important ingredient of a number of formulations[
1001
Title
Chemical constituents of Embelia basaal (Roem. & Schult.) DC.
Publication
Journal of Pharmacy Research 2009, 2(10),1575-1578
Author
Babu Ganesan et al
Website
http://www.jpronline.info
Publisher
 
Year
2009
ISBN
0974-6943
Description
Research into the medically active compounds in Embelia basaal. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
]. A decoction is widely used in the treatment of insanity and heart diseases[
1001
Title
Chemical constituents of Embelia basaal (Roem. & Schult.) DC.
Publication
Journal of Pharmacy Research 2009, 2(10),1575-1578
Author
Babu Ganesan et al
Website
http://www.jpronline.info
Publisher
 
Year
2009
ISBN
0974-6943
Description
Research into the medically active compounds in Embelia basaal. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

The fruits are anthelmintic, antispasmodic and carminative[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
].
The finely powdered berries are formulated as an ointment for treating pleuritis[
1001
Title
Chemical constituents of Embelia basaal (Roem. & Schult.) DC.
Publication
Journal of Pharmacy Research 2009, 2(10),1575-1578
Author
Babu Ganesan et al
Website
http://www.jpronline.info
Publisher
 
Year
2009
ISBN
0974-6943
Description
Research into the medically active compounds in Embelia basaal. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

The bark of the root is reportedly used to treat toothache[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
,
1001
Title
Chemical constituents of Embelia basaal (Roem. & Schult.) DC.
Publication
Journal of Pharmacy Research 2009, 2(10),1575-1578
Author
Babu Ganesan et al
Website
http://www.jpronline.info
Publisher
 
Year
2009
ISBN
0974-6943
Description
Research into the medically active compounds in Embelia basaal. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

The leaves, in combination with ginger (Zingiber officinale), are used as a gargle for remedying sore throats[
1001
Title
Chemical constituents of Embelia basaal (Roem. & Schult.) DC.
Publication
Journal of Pharmacy Research 2009, 2(10),1575-1578
Author
Babu Ganesan et al
Website
http://www.jpronline.info
Publisher
 
Year
2009
ISBN
0974-6943
Description
Research into the medically active compounds in Embelia basaal. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
]. The dried bark of the root is used as a remedy for toothache[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
].

The plant contains Embelin 1, a benzoquinone, and gallic acid 2, a polyphenol. Both the compounds were already reported to possess antioxidant and anticancer properties[
1001
Title
Chemical constituents of Embelia basaal (Roem. & Schult.) DC.
Publication
Journal of Pharmacy Research 2009, 2(10),1575-1578
Author
Babu Ganesan et al
Website
http://www.jpronline.info
Publisher
 
Year
2009
ISBN
0974-6943
Description
Research into the medically active compounds in Embelia basaal. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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