Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Callicarpa macrophylla Vahl.

Family : Verbenaceae


An erect, undershrub or shrub, 1.2-2.4 m in height Bark brown, thin, smooth; leaves ovate or ovate-lanceolate, stellate-tomentose beneath; flowers rose-pink, in cymes; drupes white.


Swampy localities and ravines. Waste places and roadsides to 1800 metres. Mixed forests at elevations of 100- 2000 metres in China.

Parts Used : Leaves, seeds, bark

Herb Effects

As diuretic (seed); aromatic and stomachic (oil).

Active Ingredients

Calliterpenone and its monoacetate, oleanolic acid.

Medicinal Use

In rheumatic pains (leaves); oral ulcers (seeds paste); in leprosy (seed); in gonorrhoea (bark); to treat indigestion (root juice); to treat boils on the tongue (fruits).


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