(Actinidiaceae) Saurauia napaulensis DC.

Common name(s): ສ້ານ ແກ່ນ, ຊ້າ ສ້ານ, ສົ້ມ ເບົ້າ (san ken, sa san, sohm bao)

Medicinal use(s): Treatment of anxieties and related nervous system affections

Part(s) used: root, stem

Field Characters: Treelet 6 m tall, bark gray, roughish, lightly fissured, flower buds gray, open flowers pink, corolla lobes deep pink.

Locality: Xieng Khoang Province, Kham District, Kham Medicinal Biodiversity Preserve, 15 km from Kham town. Ba Tha village.

Habitat: Broadleaved evergreen submontane forest. Edge of forest along stream.

Alt.: 1130 m asl

Collector(s): D.D. Soejarto, K. Sydara, M. Xayvue

Collection number: DDS 14988

Collection Date: May 17, 2014

Additional information:

Voucher specimen is in deposit at the Field Museum (F) Herbarium, Chicago, USA under accession no. 2313862.

Synonyms, images, taxonomic description:

Plants of the World onlineFlora of China Vol. 12 Page 357, 358

Useful references:

Subba, D.B. et al. Seasonality of polyphenolic compounds in nine important tree fodders in the eastern hills of Nepal. Vet. Rev. (Kathmandu) 1996; 11(1):8-10.
Wang, Q. et al. The phenolic components from Saurauia napaulensis. Nat. Prod. Res. Dev. 2008; 20(4): 641-643.
Zhu L. et al. Antioxidant and antimicrobial activities of essential oil and extracts of Saurauia lantsangensis Hu root. Z Naturforsch C J Biosci. 2012 May-Jun;67(5-6):282-90.