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Useful Tropical Plants

Phyllanthus polyphyllus

Willd.

Phyllanthaceae

+ Synonyms

Diasperus emblicoides (Müll.Arg.) Kuntze

Diasperus polyphyllus (Willd.) Kuntze

Phyllanthus emblicoides Müll.Arg.

Common Name:

Phyllanthus polyphyllus
Flowering branch
Photograph by: Lalithamba
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Phyllanthus polyphyllus Phyllanthus polyphyllus

General Information

Phyllanthus polyphyllus is a deciduous shrub or small tree that can grow up to 12 metres tall, but is usually less than 6 metres[
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Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of tannins.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

E. Asia - India, Sri Lanka

Habitat

Margins of dry, evergreen forests at elevations up to 1,200 metres.

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitDeciduous Tree
Height4.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

he plant is traditionally used as an antiinflammatory[
1045
Title
Anti-inflammatory activities of constituents isolated from Phyllanthus polyphyllus
Publication
Journal of Ethnopharmacology 103 (2006) 181-186
Author
Yerra Koteswara Rao; Shih-Hua Fang; Yew-Min Tzeng
Publisher
 
Year
2006
ISBN
 
Description
 
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Research has shown that the plant contains a benzenoid and three arylnaphthalide lignans - these compounds inhibit the inflammatory mediators. Thus, the results of the study provide scientific supporting evidence for the use of this plant as an anti-inflammatory remedy in folk medicine[
1045
Title
Anti-inflammatory activities of constituents isolated from Phyllanthus polyphyllus
Publication
Journal of Ethnopharmacology 103 (2006) 181-186
Author
Yerra Koteswara Rao; Shih-Hua Fang; Yew-Min Tzeng
Publisher
 
Year
2006
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Other Uses

The bark is a source of tannins[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
]. The twig bark contains 11 - 16% tannins[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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