Goniothalamus forbesii Baker f.
Goniothalamus lanceolatus (Bân) Mat-Salleh
Polyalthia macrophylla (Blume) Blume
Unona macrophylla Blume
Close-up of the ripening fruits
Photograph by: Cerlin Ng
Goniothalamus macrophyllus is a shrub or a tree growing up to 8 metres tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and insect repellent.
Southeast Asia - Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia.
An understorey tree in humid forests at elevations from 50 - 1,500 metres[
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A decoction of the roots is used externally as a treatment for colds, and likewise a steam bath is used in the treatment of fevers[
A decoction of the leaves is drunk after childbirth[
The heated leaves may be poulticed on swellings[
An infusion of the roots is used to treat typhoid fevers[
]. Patients prone to fits are subjected to the smoke[
The smoke produced by burning the root repels mosquitos, snakes and other wild animals[
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