Clerodendrum bracteosum Kostel.
Clerodendrum cuneatum Turcz.
Clerodendrum divaricatum Jack
Clerodendrum grandifolium Salisb.
Clerodendrum herbaceum Roxb. ex Schauer
Clerodendrum javanicum Walp.
Clerodendrum macrophyllum Sims
Clerodendrum ornatum Wall.
Clerodendrum serratum (L.) Moon.
Clerodendrum ternifolium D.Don
Clerodendrum trifoliatum Steud.
Cyclonema serratum (L.) Hochst.
Ovieda bracteosa (Kostel.) Baill.
Rotheca bicolor Raf.
Rotheca ternifolia Raf.
Volkameria herbacea Roxb.
Volkameria serrata L.
Rotheca serrata is a shrub or small tree growing up to 4 metres tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for use in traditional medicine[
E. Asia - southern China, Indian subcontinent, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia.
Forests on mountain slopes and in valleys at elevations of 200 - 1,800 metres[
Young leaves and flower clusters are eaten as lalab (a vegetable salad served with sambal) with rice[
]. Somewhat bitter[
The leaves are consumed during labour[
The shoots, raw or toasted, are consumed as a bitter seasoning[
The plant is commonly used in traditional medicine as a poultice for skin diseases, yaws, headache, leprosy and persistent fever[
]. It is an ingredient of an embrocation for stiff joints. The dried leaves, roots or stems enter in various prescriptions for haemorrhoids[
A decoction of leaves and/or stem is used as a carminative, and to relieve fevers and chronic headache[
The pounded leaves are applied externally in various prescriptions for cephalalgia, ophthalmia skin infections, rheumatism and painful joints[
A decoction of the stem is used as an antimalarial and to relieve abdominal pain[
A decoction of the fruit is given to relieve colic[
]. Ripe and unripe fruits are chewed with the leaves of Piper betle for treating coughs[
The wood is considered diuretic[
The root is considered antiemetic[
]. It is used in medicine for treating fevers, rheumatism and dyspepsia[
The flowers are consumed during labour[
The seeds are used to some extent for treating oedema[
Seed - best sown as soon as possible. Germination can be erratic but usually takes place within 20 - 60 days at 20°c[
]. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on until large enough to plant out.
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