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Myanmar Medicinal Plant Database

Family: Lythraceae

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Family: Lythraceae 1 entry
• Lawsonia inermis • {dan:kri:}

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Lawsonia inermis

syn. L. alba, L. rubra

Family: Lythraceae

Burmese-Myanmar transcript names:
• Agri.Dept.2000 32-0829: {dan:kri:}
• FAO : NL
• Lè-seik-shin : NL
• KS-TMN: NL
• Nagathein : NL
• UHM 30: Dan

Official Myanmar Dictionary /
• Official Myanmar Dictionaries :
{dan:} - --TravPo-M-Dict 155
   UKT: Definition 1 applies. Alternate name given as {dan:kri:}
{dan:} - n. henna tree. Lawsonia inermis - Myan-Engl-Dict 215

Hindi:
Sanskrit:

 

English common name used in Myanmar :
• Agri.Dept.2000 32-0829: Henna
• FAO : NL
• Lè-seik-shin : NL
• KS-TMN: NL
• Nagathein : NL
• UHM 30: Henna, Henna leaves, Alhenna, Egyptian Privet, Camphire

 

Picture:
• Leaders: left: www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Lythraceae/Lawsonia_inermis.html ; right : www.henna-und-mehr.de/ hennapfl.html
• woman-flowers: www.kalyx.com
• flowering plants www.agri.gov.il/.../ Sima/Lawsonia_inermis.html

 

Plant identification characters :

• A shrub with spiny branches, opposite, lanceolate, entire, glabrous, leaves fragrant, rose-coloured flowers arranged in terminal panicles of cymes and capsular fruits. -- UHM

• Under shrub or shrub, fast growing, up to 20 feet tall (6 m); opposite, elliptic to elliptic lanceolate leaves 0.5 to 2 inches long (1.2-5 cm), 0.4 to 1.2 inches wide (1-3 cm). L. inermis has numerous, very fragrant, white, pink or red flowers, in terminal panicles, in summer. Undehiscent fruit. -- www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Lythraceae/Lawsonia_inermis.html

 

Distribution in Myanmar:

• Very commonly grown in gardens. -- UHM

 

Part used and uses :

• The dried leaves. Used as Chiefly as a colouring agent for the hair, skin and nails. Astringent and a decoction of the same is employed in cases of inflammation and burns and also used in enlargement of spleens and in jaundice. -- UHM

 

Constituents :

• 1. An oxynapthoquinone compound called lawsone C10H6O3, which occurs in orange crystals. 2. Henna-tannic acid. 3. Mucilage. 4. Fat. 5. resin, mannite, etc. (7) -- UHM

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Entry format: Botanical name / Family / Ref. Burmese-Myanmar transcripts (• Agri.Dept.2000 : • FAO : • Lè-seik-shin : • KS-TMN: • Nagathein : • UHM :/ Myanmar-Script Spelling Official Myanmar Dictionaries : - TravPo-M-Dict - Myan-Engl-Dict - Myan-Ortho / Hindi / Sanskrit / English common name used in Myanmar / Picture / Plant identification characters / Distribution in Myanmar / Part used and uses / Constituents /
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