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Useful Tropical Plants

Sarcostigma kleinii

Wight & Arn.

Icacinaceae

+ Synonyms

Chailletia edulis Kurz

Sarcostigma edule Kurz

Sarcostigma horsfieldii R.Br.

Sarcostigma roxburghii Wall. ex Griff.

Sarcostigma wallichii Baill.

Common Name:

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General Information

Sarcostigma kleinii is a much-branched vigorous climbing shrub with stems up to 26 metres long and up to 8cm thick. Usually evergreen, the plant is sometimes leafless when flowering[
451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food, mdicine and source of oil. The oil is a popular treatment for rheumatism in India.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet

Range

E. Asia - southwest India, Andaman Islands, Myanmar, Vietnam, Malaya, Indonesia

Habitat

Forests; at elevations up to 550 metres[
451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
Medicinal Rating *  *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitClimber
Height20.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Sarcostigma kleinii is a plant of the tropics, where it is usually found under seasonal climatic conditions[
451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
].

A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seeds are required[
451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
].

Edible Uses

Fruit - a thin sweetish pulp surrounding the single seed[
451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
]. The ripe fruit is eaten raw[
1811
Title
Wild edible plants traditionally used by the tribes in the Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, Keala, India
Publication
Natural Product Radiance, Vol 6(1), 2007, pp. 74-80
Author
Yesodharan K. & Sujana K.A.
Publisher
 
Year
2007
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Leaves and young shoots. They are cut into small pieces and cooked with salt and chilli, and garnished with mustard seeds, curry leaves and onions in oil[
1811
Title
Wild edible plants traditionally used by the tribes in the Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, Keala, India
Publication
Natural Product Radiance, Vol 6(1), 2007, pp. 74-80
Author
Yesodharan K. & Sujana K.A.
Publisher
 
Year
2007
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Medicinal

The oil is anaphrodisiac, anthelmintic, bitter, depurative and vulnerary. It is useful in vitiated conditions of vata, and for treating conditions such as helminthiasis, foul ulcers, leprosy and skin diseases[
1810
Title
Phenolic content and antioxidant potential of Sarcostigma kleinii Wight. & Arn
Publication
Food and Agricultural Immunology Vol. 22, No. 2, June 2011, 161-170
Author
Arunachalam K., Parimelazhagan T. & Saravanan S.
Website
http://10.1080/09540105.2010.549211
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
0954-0105
Description
 
].
The oil obtained from the seeds is highly esteemed in India for the treatment of rheumatism[
387
Title
Economic Products of India. Volume 1.
Publication
 
Author
Watt. G.
Publisher
Government of India: Calcutta.
Year
1883
ISBN
 
Description
Although over 100 years old, it still contains a wealth of information on useful plants. Many of the botanical names have been changed since then, so you have to check for up to date names. The book can be downloaded from the Internet.
,
451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
].

The bark and leaves are acrid, anaphrodisiac, anthelmintic, carminative, bitter, depurative, digestive, diuretic, stomachic, thermogenic and vulnerary[
1810
Title
Phenolic content and antioxidant potential of Sarcostigma kleinii Wight. & Arn
Publication
Food and Agricultural Immunology Vol. 22, No. 2, June 2011, 161-170
Author
Arunachalam K., Parimelazhagan T. & Saravanan S.
Website
http://10.1080/09540105.2010.549211
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
0954-0105
Description
 
]. They are useful in the treatment of vitiated conditions of vata, and for conditions such as cephalalgia, gastropathy, anorexia, flatulence, helminthiasis, strangury, indolent ulcers, leprosy, skin diseases, hysteria and epilepsy[
1810
Title
Phenolic content and antioxidant potential of Sarcostigma kleinii Wight. & Arn
Publication
Food and Agricultural Immunology Vol. 22, No. 2, June 2011, 161-170
Author
Arunachalam K., Parimelazhagan T. & Saravanan S.
Website
http://10.1080/09540105.2010.549211
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
0954-0105
Description
 
].

Methanolic extracts of the leaf and bark have shown high antioxidant activity. They can be considered as potential new sources of natural antioxidants for food and nutraceutical products[
1810
Title
Phenolic content and antioxidant potential of Sarcostigma kleinii Wight. & Arn
Publication
Food and Agricultural Immunology Vol. 22, No. 2, June 2011, 161-170
Author
Arunachalam K., Parimelazhagan T. & Saravanan S.
Website
http://10.1080/09540105.2010.549211
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
0954-0105
Description
 
].

Other Uses

An oil obtained from the seeds is used as an illuminant in lamps[
371
Title
Oil Yielding Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://mnes.nic.in/list/oil-plants.pdf
Publisher
Botanical Survey of India.
Year
2004
ISBN
 
Description
A PDF downloaded from the Internet. Very terse details about the applications of oil obtained from over 300 species of plants.
,
387
Title
Economic Products of India. Volume 1.
Publication
 
Author
Watt. G.
Publisher
Government of India: Calcutta.
Year
1883
ISBN
 
Description
Although over 100 years old, it still contains a wealth of information on useful plants. Many of the botanical names have been changed since then, so you have to check for up to date names. The book can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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