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Useful Tropical Plants

Lysimachia laxa

Baudo

Primulaceae

+ Synonyms

Lysimachia ramosa Wall. ex Duby

Common Name:

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General Information

Lysimachia laxa is an erect, herbaceous perennial plant growing from a fibrous rootstock; it can grow up to 60cm tall[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
,
451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet

Range

E. Asia - southern China (Yunnan), India, Sri Lanla, Nepal, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia (Java, Sumatra)

Habitat

Mixed forests; at elevations from 1,000 - 2,100 metres[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
]. In forests in sunny spots along trails, on
volcanic walls, at elevations from 1,000 - 3,000 metres[
451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height0.45 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The fresh leaf is widely used by tribal people in Meghalaya to cure gastrointestinal worm infection[
1481
Title
Antioxidant activity of different parts of Lysimachia laxa and Gymnocladus assamicus, a comparison using three diffe
Publication
J. Chem. Pharm. Res., 2013, 5(4):33-40
Author
Sanjoy Gupta, Soneswar Sarma, A.A. Mao & Tapan Seal
Publisher
 
Year
2013
ISBN
0975-7384
Description
 
].

Extracts of the plant have lethal anthelmintic activity, causing distortion of the tegumental surface of helminthes parasites[
1481
Title
Antioxidant activity of different parts of Lysimachia laxa and Gymnocladus assamicus, a comparison using three diffe
Publication
J. Chem. Pharm. Res., 2013, 5(4):33-40
Author
Sanjoy Gupta, Soneswar Sarma, A.A. Mao & Tapan Seal
Publisher
 
Year
2013
ISBN
0975-7384
Description
 
].
The plant has been reported to contain a range of pharmacologically bioactive compounds such as triterpenoids, saponins, organic acids, flavones and flavonoids and to be effective antioxidants[
1481
Title
Antioxidant activity of different parts of Lysimachia laxa and Gymnocladus assamicus, a comparison using three diffe
Publication
J. Chem. Pharm. Res., 2013, 5(4):33-40
Author
Sanjoy Gupta, Soneswar Sarma, A.A. Mao & Tapan Seal
Publisher
 
Year
2013
ISBN
0975-7384
Description
 
].
A water/ethanol extraction of the leaves and young stems is an effective antioxidant[
1481
Title
Antioxidant activity of different parts of Lysimachia laxa and Gymnocladus assamicus, a comparison using three diffe
Publication
J. Chem. Pharm. Res., 2013, 5(4):33-40
Author
Sanjoy Gupta, Soneswar Sarma, A.A. Mao & Tapan Seal
Publisher
 
Year
2013
ISBN
0975-7384
Description
 
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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