(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:Flora of China Vol. 9 Page 253Plants of the World online
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.