|Scientific Name:||Schefflera octophylla (Lour.) Harms|
|Synonym:||Aralia octophylla Lour., Heptapleurum octophylla (Lour) Benth., Agalma lutchuense Nak., Heptapleurum ocphyllum|
|Use:||Harms or umbrella tree is used externally for itches, athlete's foot and contusions. Decoctions of the roots are taken internally in case of flue. Tinctures are used for rheumatism. The concoction of harms leaves with other herbs is taken after parturition as postpartum protective medicine and in case of stomach trouble. Infusion of the leaves is used to relieve asthma. A decoction of the leaves has been proven to be an effective antiscorbutic.|
|Reference:||1. Christophe Wiart, 2000. Medicinal Plants of Southeast Asia. Pelanduk Publications.
2. de Padua, L.S., Bunyapraphatsara, N. and Lemmens, R.H.M.J. (Editors), 1999. Plants Resources of South-East Asia No. 12(1). Medicinal and poisonous plants 1. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden, the Netherlands. 711 pp.
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