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Useful Tropical Plants

Adenosma glutinosa

(L.) Druce

Plantaginaceae

+ Synonyms

Adenosma caerulea R.Br.

Adenosma villosa Benth.

Gerardia glutinosa L.

Pterostigma stricta Griff.

Pterostigma villosum Benth.

Stemodia caerulea (R.Br.) Benth.

Stemodiacra coerulea (R.Br.) Kuntze

Common Name:

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General Information

Adenosma glutinosa is an erect, annual plant usually growing around 30 - 100cm 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.

Range

E. Asia - Bangladesh, northeast Inda, Myanmar, southern China, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, northeast Australia

Habitat

Mountain slopes, wet places under sparse forests; at elevations from 300 - 2,000 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.
]

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitAnnual
Height0.60 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The aerial parts of the plant are antibacterial, cholagogue, diaphoretic, diuretic, stomachic and tonic. A decoction or a syrup is useful for the treatment of jaundice in viral hepatitis, oliguria, biliuria, fever, ophthalmalgia, vertigo and dyspepsia in parturients[
283
Title
Medicinal Plants in Vietnam
Publication
 
Author
Nguyen Van Dan & Doan Thi Nhu
Publisher
World Health Organisation
Year
1989
ISBN
92 9061 101 4
Description
An excellent book, giving information on over 200 plants, their medicinal compounds and applications.
]. It is recommended as an aperient and tonic for women after giving birth[
283
Title
Medicinal Plants in Vietnam
Publication
 
Author
Nguyen Van Dan & Doan Thi Nhu
Publisher
World Health Organisation
Year
1989
ISBN
92 9061 101 4
Description
An excellent book, giving information on over 200 plants, their medicinal compounds and applications.
,
785
Title
Medicinal Plants of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.
Publication
 
Author
Nguyen Van Duong
Publisher
Mekong Printing; Vietnam (Printers)
Year
1993
ISBN
0-9837303-1-2
Description
Published by the author, this is an excellent book on the medicinal attributes of plants growing in the area that used to be called Indo-China.
]
The whole plant is collected in summer during its flowering period. It is carefully washed then subjected to thorough air-drying[
283
Title
Medicinal Plants in Vietnam
Publication
 
Author
Nguyen Van Dan & Doan Thi Nhu
Publisher
World Health Organisation
Year
1989
ISBN
92 9061 101 4
Description
An excellent book, giving information on over 200 plants, their medicinal compounds and applications.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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