(Fabaceae-Papilionoideae) Tadehagi triquetrum (L.)H.Ohashi

Local name(s): ຫຍ້າ ໜອນ ໜ່າຍ (nya non nyai)

Med. Use(s): Treatment of cases of kidney stone affections and liver disease.

Part(s) used: whole plant

Field characters: Herb on open patch of forest edge, ground-level, young leaves copper-brown to brownish red, flowers purple-pink.


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

  • Sekong Province, Thateng District, Kouk Poung Village, Community medicinal plant garden.

Habitat: Broadleaved evergreen submontane forest. Edge of forest along stream; partial sun.

Altitude: 730-1130 m asl

Collector(s): D.D. Soejarto, K. Sydara, M. Xayvue, B. Elkington, S. Setthavanxay

Collection number(s): BGE 293, DDS 14992

Collection dates: May 17, 2014; November 20, 2019

Additional information:

Voucher specimens in deposit at the Field Museum (F) Herbarium, Chicago, USA under accession numbers 2313865, 2330381.

Synonyms, images, taxonomic description:

Plants of the World online Flora of China Vol. 10 Page 285 Hong Kong Baptist University; School of Chinese Medicine; Medicinal Plant Images Database

Useful references:

Wu, J. et al. A new lignin with hypoclycemic activity from Tadehagi triquetrum. Nat. Prod. Res. 2015; 29(18).
Zhang, X. et al. Tadehaginosides A–J, Phenylpropanoid Glucosides from Tadehagi triquetrum, Enhance Glucose Uptake via the Upregulation of PPARγ and GLUT-4 in C2C12 Myotubes. J. Nat. Prod. 2016; 79( 5): 1249-1258.