(Rosaceae) Rubus alceifolius Poir.

Local name(s): ​ໝາກ​ ຮູ້ (mak hou)

Medicinal use(s): Used to treat tongue rash.

Part(s) used: root

Field characters: Straggling shrub, fruits red. Common.

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

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

Altitude: 1130 m asl

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

Collection number(s): DDS 14960

Collection date: May 16, 2014

Additional data:

Voucher specimen is in deposit at the Field Museum (F) Herbarium, Chicago, USA under accession no. 2313833.

Synonyms, images, taxonomic description:

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Useful references:

Rojas-Vera, J. et al. Relaxant activity of raspberry (Rubus idaeus) leaf extract in guinea‐pig ileum in vitro. Phytother. Res. 2002; 6(7):665-668.
Lin, J. et al. Hepatoprotection in a rat model of acute liver damage through inhibition of CY2E1 activity by total alkaloids extracted from Rubus alceifolius Poir. Int J Toxicol. 2011 Mar;30(2):237-43.

Zhao, J. et al. Total alkaloids of Rubus alceifolius Poir. inhibit hepatocellular carcinoma growth in vivo and in vitro via activation of mitochondrial-dependent apoptosis. Internat. J. Oncol. 2013; online 3:971-978.