(Menispermaceae) Pericampylus glaucus (Lam.) Merr.

Local name(s): ເຄືອ ທອມ, ເຄືອ​ ສະ​ ນັດ​ ເປົ້າ (kheua tohm, kheua sa nat pao)

Medicinal use(s): To treat stomach worm infection

Part(s) used: Vine

Field characters: Vine, flowers minute, pale green, fruits green. Upper surface of leaves dark green, lower surface gray-green.

Locality: Laos: Xieng Khoang Province, Kham District, Kham Medicinal Biodiversity Preserve, 15 km from Kham town. Ba Tha village, northern edge of the MBP at meteorological station site.

Habitat: Broadleaved evergreen submontane forest. Low-statured forest cover along slope.

Altitude: 1499 m asl

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

Collection number: DDS 14987

Collection date: May 16, 2014

Additional information:

Voucher specimen is in deposit at the Field Museum (F) Herbarium, Chicago, USA under accession no. 2313861.

Synonyms, images, taxonomic description:

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Useful references:

Kifayatullah, M. et al. Evaluation of the acute and sub-acute toxicity of the ethanolic extract of Pericampylus glaucus (Lam.) Merr. in BALB/c mice. J. Acute Dis. 2015; 4(4): 309-315. Kifayatullah, M. Effect of ethanolic extract of Pericampylus glaucus (Lam) Merr . on biochemical parameters in high fats diets Sprague-Dawley rats. Pakistan J. Pharm. Res. Jan. 2017; 3(1):1-8.
Mahboob, T. et al. Acanthamoebicidal activity of periglaucine A and betulinic acid from Pericampylus glaucus (Lam.) Merr. in vitro. Exp Parasitol. 2017 Dec;183:160-166. Shipton, F.N. The in vitro pharmacological activities of Pericampylus glaucus (Lam.) Merr. and their relation to ethnomedicinal use. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Nottingham March, 2018.
Zhao, W.-Q. Cui, C.-B. Triterpenoidal constituents of Pericampylus glaucus and their antitumor activity in vitro. Chinese J. Med. Chem. 2009-03.