Erythropalum scandens

Erythropalum scandens Blume, Bijdr. Fl. Ned. Ind. 15: 922 (1826). 

Erythropalum scandens
Erythropalum scandens Blume, Photo by James Ojascastro

The native range of this species is S. India, Central Himalaya to Hainan and Malesia. It is a liana and grows primarily in the wet tropical biome.

Vietnamese name:

Dây bò khai, Rau khai, Hồng Trếc, Rau ngót leo

Latin name: 

Erythropalum scandens Blume




Diuretic. Treat kidney edema and urinary incontinence (Leaf). Bleaching, fever, rheumatism (branches). Also used to treat viral hepatitis; Enteritis, urethritis, acute nephritis.


Hoa Binh, Lao Cai, Lang Son, Cao Bang. Trees grow naturally along the edges of restored forests and moist forests. Sometimes grown as a vegetable.

Flower and fruit season: 

April - June

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