Rose Myrtle

Rhodomyrtus Tomentosa
Rhodomyrtus tomentosa plants Flowers of Rhodomyrtus tomentosa

Description: Rhodomyrtus tomentosa (Ait.) Hassk is a bushy shrub with woolly young parts. Leaves are simple, oblong, 4-10 cm, opposites with three main longitudinal veins. Flowers are large, showy and pink, 3-4 cm wide, solitary and auxillary. Berries are oblong, 1-1.25 cm long, dark purple, fleshy and aromatic.[1-3]

Origin: Native to tropical and temperate Asia.[4]

Phytoconstituents: Rhodomyrtone, casuariin, castalagin, friedelin and others.[5-11]

Traditional Medicinal Uses: The leaves are used by the Chinese as a painkiller. They are also used in Indonesia to heal wounds.[1] In Malaysia, the plant, including the roots, are decocted to treat diarrhoea and heartburn.[1,5] The buds and young leaves are used for treatment of colic, diarrhoea, dysentery, abscesses, furunculosis and haemorrhage. Concentrated decoction of leaves is used as a disinfectant for wounds, fmpetigo and abscesses.[12] The seeds are used as a digestive tonic and to treat snake bites.[1]

Pharmacological Activities: Antibacterial.[6]

Dosage: Daily dose of 10 to 30 g of fresh buds or young leaves in the form of an extracted juice or dried for use as a powder or in a decoction is used for the treatment of colic, diarrhoea, dysentery, abscesses, furunculosis and haemorrhage.[12]

Adverse Reactions: No information as yet. Toxicity: No information as yet. Contraindications: No information as yet. Drug-Herb Interactions: No information as yet.

63. Rhoeo spathacea (Sw.) Stearn (Commelinaceae) Purple-leaved Spider Wort, Moses-in-the-Cradle, Oyster Plant

Description: Rhoeo spathacea (Sw.) Stearn is a short-stemmed herb with underground rhizome that can grow up to 90 cm tall. Leaves pointed upwards, fleshy, hard, long, narrow, 15-25 cm by 3-5 cm, pointed, dark green on the adaxial surface and purple on abaxial surface. Flowers are small, white, and concealed within a boat-shaped envelope of two bracts.[1,2]

Origin: Native to Central America and West Indies, widely cultivated as ornamental plants in most tropical countries.[2]

Phytoconstituents: No information as yet.

Traditional Medicinal Uses: They are used to treat intestinal bleeding, blood in the sputum and dysentery.[3]

Pharmacological Activities: Anti-inflammatory,[4] Antiadrenergic[5] and Uterostimulatory.[6]

Dosage: No information as yet.

Adverse Reactions: No information as yet.

Toxicity: No information as yet.

Contraindications: No information as yet.

Drug-Herb Interactions: No information as yet.

Rhoeo spathacea plants

Flowers of Rhoeo spathacea

Rhoeo spathacea plants

Flowers of Rhoeo spathacea

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