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Burmese Indigenous Medicinal Plants

by Daw Mya Bwin and U Sein Gwan, Pharmacology Research Division, Department of Medical Research, Ministry of Health, Rangoon, 1973.

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20. Solanum tuberosum -- {a-lu:} Alu.

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20. Solanum tuberosum Linn.

Family as given by authors: Solanaceae


Burmese name:  {a-lu:} Alu.

Solanum Tuberosum Linn. Sp. Pl. 185 (1753).
English common name; Potato

A herb with underground, stem tubers. Leaves compound, alternate pubescent. Flowers white to bluish, in forking clusters. Family Solanaceae. Flowers from January to March.

Cultivated during the cold season for its edible underground tubers, in Upper Burma and Hill forests, above 2,500. fn22-01

A mixture of alkaloids isolated from different parts of the plant lower blood pressure.


fn22-01 Prichev, p., N. Nikiforov & R. Rusev (1967) Pharmacological properties of glycoalkaloids obtained Solanum tuberosum. Eksp. Med. Marfol, v, 36-41. In: Chem. Abstr. (1968). 68. 11518e. fn22-01b

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