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Useful Tropical Plants

Wrightia antidysenterica

(L.) R.Br.

Apocynaceae

+ Synonyms

Echites antidysentericus (L.) Roxb.

Holarrhena antidysenterica (L.) Wall.

Nerium antidysentericum L.

Nerium divaricatum Lour.

Nerium zeylanicum L.

Walidda antidysenterica (L.) Pichon

Wrightia zeylanica (L.) R.Br.

Common Name:

Wrightia antidysenterica
Flowers
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General Information

Wrightia antidysenterica is a compact, evergreen shrub that can grow up to 1.5 metres tall[
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Title
Flowers of India
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Good quality photos and terse details on almost 2,000 species and cultivars.
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The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine. It is often grown as an ornamental, valued especially for its year-round production of white flowers[
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Flowers of India
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Good quality photos and terse details on almost 2,000 species and cultivars.
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

382
Title
Annals of the Missouri Botanical Gardens Vol. 52
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
Missouro Botanical Garden
Year
1965
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent botanical publication, available for download from the Internet. Amongst other things, this issue contains parts of the Flora of Panama.

Range

E. Asia - Sri Lanka.

Habitat

Not known

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Shrub
Height1.50 m
Cultivation StatusOrnamental, Wild

Cultivation Details



The plant flowers all year round[
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Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The bark is antiinflammatory and antimicrobial[
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Title
Flowers of India
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Author
 
Website
http://www.flowersofindia.net/
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Description
Good quality photos and terse details on almost 2,000 species and cultivars.
]. It is used in the treatment of dysentery[
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Title
Glossary of Indian Medicinal Plants (Including the Supplement).
Publication
 
Author
Chopra. R. N., Nayar. S. L. and Chopra. I. C.
Publisher
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi.
Year
1986
ISBN
-
Description
Very terse details of medicinal uses of plants with a wide range of references and details of research into the plants chemistry. Not for the casual reader.
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The juice extracted from the bark is administered for mouth sores[
372
Title
Flowers of India
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.flowersofindia.net/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Good quality photos and terse details on almost 2,000 species and cultivars.
]. The dried and powdered bark is rubbed over the body in the treatment of dropsy[
240
Title
Glossary of Indian Medicinal Plants (Including the Supplement).
Publication
 
Author
Chopra. R. N., Nayar. S. L. and Chopra. I. C.
Publisher
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi.
Year
1986
ISBN
-
Description
Very terse details of medicinal uses of plants with a wide range of references and details of research into the plants chemistry. Not for the casual reader.
].
The bark is used as an adulterant for the well known drug, Holarrhena antidysenterica[
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Title
Flowers of India
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Author
 
Website
http://www.flowersofindia.net/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Good quality photos and terse details on almost 2,000 species and cultivars.
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The leaves are used in treating several skin disorders, psoriasis, nonspecific dermatitis etc[
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Title
Flowers of India
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Author
 
Website
http://www.flowersofindia.net/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Good quality photos and terse details on almost 2,000 species and cultivars.
].

The seeds are astringent and febrifuge[
240
Title
Glossary of Indian Medicinal Plants (Including the Supplement).
Publication
 
Author
Chopra. R. N., Nayar. S. L. and Chopra. I. C.
Publisher
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi.
Year
1986
ISBN
-
Description
Very terse details of medicinal uses of plants with a wide range of references and details of research into the plants chemistry. Not for the casual reader.
]. They are used in the treatment of fevers, diarrhoea and dysentery, intestinal worms[
240
Title
Glossary of Indian Medicinal Plants (Including the Supplement).
Publication
 
Author
Chopra. R. N., Nayar. S. L. and Chopra. I. C.
Publisher
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi.
Year
1986
ISBN
-
Description
Very terse details of medicinal uses of plants with a wide range of references and details of research into the plants chemistry. Not for the casual reader.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -

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