Maughania stricta (Roxb. ex W.T Aiton) Kuntze
Moghania stricta (Roxb. ex W.T Aiton) Kuntze
Flemingia stricta is an erect, branched, tall shrub with robust stems; it can grow 180 - 250cm tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.
E. Asia - southern China (Yunnan), India, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietman, Indonesia, Philippines
Mountain slopes, roadsides; at elevations around 600 metres[
]. An undershrub in forests, often growing in dense shade[
Species in this genus generally succeed in sunny and partially shady positions so long as the soil is well-drained[
The leaves are applied topically to treat scabies[
The stem extract is taken internally and a leaf paste is applied topically to treat polio[
An extract of the root is taken orally, and the root paste is applied topically in the treatment of goitre[
A paste of this plant, combined with a paste of pteris vitata and mixed with eggs is applied externally in the treatment of bone fractures[
The leaves abd roots contain several medically active compounds, including flamiflavone, flemistrictin, myricitrin, noringenin, quercetin and genistin[
Like many species within the family Fabaceae, once they have been dried for storage the seeds of this species may benefit from scarification before sowing in order to speed up and improve germination. This can usually be done by pouring a small amount of nearly boiling water on the seeds (being careful not to cook them!) and then soaking them for 12 - 24 hours in warm water. By this time they should have imbibed moisture and swollen - if they have not, then carefully make a nick in the seedcoat (being careful not to damage the embryo) and soak for a further 12 hours before sowing[
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