Breynia vitis-idaea

Breynia vitis-idaea (Burm.f.) C.E.C.Fisch., Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1932(2): 65 (1932).

Breynia vitis-idaea
Breynia vitis-idaea
Breynia vitis-idaea (Burm.f.) C.E.C.Fisch., Photo by Duong Van

its native range is Indian Subcontinent to S. China and Sumatera. 

Vietnamese name:

Cù đề.


The bark heals wounds. In India, the dried bark and leaves are powdered and used as a smoke to treat swelling of the tongue and amygdala.


Light-loving tree, growing naturally in fields, lowland scrub to deciduous forests at altitudes up to 1000 m, throughout the Central and Southern regions to Phu Quoc island of Vietnam.

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