Tournefortia acclinis F.Muell.
Tournefortia glabrifolia Domin
Tournefortia orientalis R.Br.
Tournefortia sarmentosa Lam.
Heliotropium sarmentosum is a climbing shrub with stems 1 - 5 metres tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.
SE Asia - Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Taiwan, New Guinea, northern Australia.
Gallery forest and well developed lowland and upland rain forest, at elevations up to 900 metres in Australia[
]. Thickets and secondary forests at low and medium elevations in th Philippines[
]. Dry areas, especially near sea[
A decoction of the roots is taken internally after childbirth to hasten expulsion of the placenta[
The leaves are antiinflammatory and depurative[
]. They are applied as a poultice on the forehead to help relieve a headache[
Several phenolic compounds, including salicylic acid and tournefolin A - C, have been isolated from the stems[
]. Most of them show antioxidative activity[
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