Some authorities place this genus in the family Cneoraceae[
Harrisonia browniana Gaudich.
Harrisonia brownii is a sprawling to erect shrub that sometimes becomes a tree up to 4 metres tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.
E. Asia - drier areas from the Andamans through southern Asia to New Guinea and northern Australia.
An understory plant in monsoon forest and vine thickets in northern Australia[
]. Common in scrub, especially at the margins, in New Guinea[
A bitter decoction of the leaves is used in weekly doses to treat malarial fever or asthma[
]. The leaves are boiled until they turn yellow, and the bitter solution is drunk as a remedy for malarial fever and asthma[
]. A decoction of the leaves is drunk as a remedy for a range of conditions, including diarrhoea, cough, asthma and malaria[
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