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Useful Tropical Plants

Maesa tetrandra

A.DC.

Primulaceae

+ Synonyms

Common Name:

Maesa tetrandra
Flowering branch
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General Information

Maesa tetrandra is an evergreen shrub.
The roots and leaves are sometimes gathered from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Southeast Asia - Indonesia.

Habitat

Not known

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Shrub
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The crushed roots are used as a treatment for fevers[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
,
555
Title
Medicinal Plants of Asia and the Pacific
Publication
 
Author
Wiart C.
Publisher
CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group; Florida.
Year
2006
ISBN
0-8493-7245-3
Description
An excellent look at a range of plants, in particular focussing on the active principles that could be responsible for the medical activities.
].

A decoction of the leaves and shoots are used as a treatment for measles[
555
Title
Medicinal Plants of Asia and the Pacific
Publication
 
Author
Wiart C.
Publisher
CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group; Florida.
Year
2006
ISBN
0-8493-7245-3
Description
An excellent look at a range of plants, in particular focussing on the active principles that could be responsible for the medical activities.
].

The pharmacological potential of this plant is unexplored as of yet, but one can reasonably expect quinones to be responsible for the antiviral property of the plant[
555
Title
Medicinal Plants of Asia and the Pacific
Publication
 
Author
Wiart C.
Publisher
CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group; Florida.
Year
2006
ISBN
0-8493-7245-3
Description
An excellent look at a range of plants, in particular focussing on the active principles that could be responsible for the medical activities.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -

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