Ludwigia adscendens

Ludwigia adscendens (L.) H.Hara, J. Jap. Bot. 28(10): 291 (1953). 

Ludwigia adscendens
Ludwigia adscendens
Ludwigia adscendens
Ludwigia adscendens (L.) H.Hara, Photo by Trầm Nguyễn Khánh Trình

its native range is Tropical & Subtropical Asia to N. Australia, Mexico to Central America, Caribbean.

Vietnamese  name:

Rau dừa nước, Rau dừa trâu, Thụy thái, Thủy long, Du long thái, Co nha pót (Thái), Phiắc pop nặm (Tày).


Treat scabies (using the whole plant). Fever, cystitis, chylous urination, cough, measles, anuria (whole plant). Externally used to treat pyoderma, breast abscess, parotid gland inflammation, dermatitis, venomous snake bite.


Lao Cai, Quang Binh, Quang Tri, Thua Thien Hue. The tree grows naturally on the surface of ponds, lakes, fields, ditches and rivers in Vietnam.

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