(Liliaceae / Smilacaceae) Smilax glabra Roxb.

Local Name(s): ເຂືອງ ໂທນ ໃບ ນ້ອຍ (kheuang tohn bai noy)

Medicinal use(s): To treat gastritis.

Part(s) used: liana

Field Characters: Vine, flowers greenish white on umbellate, axillary clusters. Common.

Locality: Savannakhet Province, Kaysone District, Medicinal Biodiversity Preserve, at 19 km from city center on road Kaysone-Seno.

Habitat: Broadleaved evergreen, lowland tropical rain forest in regeneration from some degree of past conversion.

Altitude: 158 m asl

Collector(s): D.D. Soejarto, K. Sydara, O. Souliya

Collection Number(s): DDS 14915

Collection Date(s): December 17, 2013

Additional Information:

Voucher specimen is in deposit at the Field Museum (F) Herbarium, Chicago, USA under accession no. 2313687.

Synonyms, images, taxonomic description:

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Useful References:

Huang, L., Deng, J., Chen, G., Zhou, M., Liang, J., Yan, B., … Huang, H. (2019). The anti-hyperuricemic effect of four astilbin stereoisomers in Smilax glabra on hyperuricemic mice. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 238.
Luo, Q., Cai, Z., Tu, J., Ling, Y., Wang, D., & Cai, Y. (2019). Total flavonoids from Smilax glabra Roxb blocks epithelial‐mesenchymal transition and inhibits renal interstitial fibrosis by targeting miR‐21/PTEN signaling. Journal of Cellular Biochemistry, 120(3), 3861–3873.
Wang, S., Fang, Y., Yu, X., Guo, L., Zhang, X., & Xia, D. (2019). The flavonoid-rich fraction from rhizomes of Smilax glabra Roxb. ameliorates renal oxidative stress and inflammation in uric acid nephropathy rats through promoting uric acid excretion. Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy, 111, 162–168.