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Useful Tropical Plants

Ehretia aspera

Willd.

Boraginaceae

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General Information

Ehretia aspera is a
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

E. Asia - India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, southern China, northern Australia

Habitat

Lowland rain forest or on the boundary between rain forest and open forest or the boundary between rain forest and sclerophyll forest; at elevations up to 300 metres[
713
Title
Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.anbg.gov.au/cpbr/cd-keys/rfk/index.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An online resource giving botanical information, and a little bit about plant usage, for over 2,700 species of plants found in the Australian rainforest.
].

Properties

Height0.00 m

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

The globular fruits are soft, sweet and juicy, around 6 - 8mm in diameter[
713
Title
Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.anbg.gov.au/cpbr/cd-keys/rfk/index.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An online resource giving botanical information, and a little bit about plant usage, for over 2,700 species of plants found in the Australian rainforest.
]. This report does not specifically say that the fruit is edible[
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
].

Medicinal

The leaves, fruit and root extract is used in the treatment of chest infections[
1713
Title
Ethnobotanical Studies of Useful Trees of District Kotli, Azad Jammu and Kashmir
Publication
Biologia (Pakistan) 2014, 60 (1), 63-71
Author
Muhammad Ajaib & Zaheer-Ud-Din Khan
Publisher
 
Year
2014
ISBN
2313-206X
Description
 
].

Bark paste is applied as an ointment for cuts and wounds[
782
Title
Ethnobotany of the Valaiyans of Karandamalai, Dindigul District, Tamil Nadu, India.
Publication
Ethnobotanical Leaflets 12: 195-203.
Author
Kottaimuthu. R.
Website
http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/ebl
Publisher
The Berkeley Electronic Press
Year
2008
ISBN
 
Description
Terse information on the medicinal uses of plants by a tribe of people in southern India. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Other Uses

Young branches are used as a tooth brush[
856
Title
Traditional Ethnomedicinal Knowledge Confined to the Pawra Tribe of Satpura Hills, Maharashtra, India.
Publication
Ethnobotanical Leaflets 13: 98-115.
Author
Jagtap S.D.; Deokule S.S.; Pawar P.K.; Harsulkar A.M.
Website
http://www.ethnoleaflets.com/
Publisher
 
Year
2009
ISBN
1948-3570
Description
Information on the traditional medicinal use of plants by the Pawra tribe in Maharashtra, India. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2023-02-04. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Ehretia+aspera>

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