Lysimachia ramosa Wall. ex Duby
Lysimachia laxa is an erect, herbaceous perennial plant growing from a fibrous rootstock; it can grow up to 60cm tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.
E. Asia - southern China (Yunnan), India, Sri Lanla, Nepal, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia (Java, Sumatra)
Mixed forests; at elevations from 1,000 - 2,100 metres[
]. In forests in sunny spots along trails, on
volcanic walls, at elevations from 1,000 - 3,000 metres[
The fresh leaf is widely used by tribal people in Meghalaya to cure gastrointestinal worm infection[
Extracts of the plant have lethal anthelmintic activity, causing distortion of the tegumental surface of helminthes parasites[
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[
A water/ethanol extraction of the leaves and young stems is an effective antioxidant[
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