Leucaena leucocephala (Lam.) de Wit

Nota de alcance (en)

Range. Tropical America, Asia. Found in Upper Myanmar, in Mandalay, Sagaing, and Yangon.


Whole plant: The five parts (root, stem, leaf, flower and fruit) are used to make antidotes for poisons. A mixture of the crushed five parts, or the roots with butter, is used as an ointment applied topically to aching areas around a snakebite to neutralize the venom.

Bark: Taken to treat internal aches and pains.

Leaf: The heating properties are known to stimulate the blood, as well as control gas and neutralize poison; also made into a paste and applied to poisonous bites and stings. The tender leaves and pods (with­out the seeds) are boiled and eaten with fish paste or fish sauce as dip to regulate bowels and cure aches related to male disorders.

Seed: Used in medicines for aches, pains, and edema.

Root and Bark: Decoction used in preparations to prevent miscarriages.

Nota bibliográfica (en)

DeFilipps, Robert A.; Krupnick, Gary A. / PhytoKeys, v. 102. - - p. 1 - 314,  2018.

Leucaena leucocephala (Lam.) de Wit
Término aceptado: 16-Ago-2019