Ipomoea pes-caprae Linnaeus, 1759
- GBIF Backbone Taxonomy
- Ipomoea pes-caprae
Ipomoea pes-caprae L.
Ipomoea pes-caprae (L.) R.Br.
Myanmar : pinle-kazun . English : beach morning glory, goat’s foot creeper.
Pantropical; seashores. In Myanmar, found in Ayeyarwady, Bago, Rakhine, Taninthayi, and Yangon.
Leaf : Serves as a laxative and emetic. Decocted leaves are applied as a poultice to treat colic.
The medicinal uses of this species in India are discussed in Jain and DeFilipps (1991) . Indigenous medicinal uses of this species in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands (India) are described by Dagar and Singh (1999) . Medicinal uses of the species in Indo-China, the Malay Peninsula, Indonesia, the northwestern Solomon Islands, Palau, New Guinea, and the Philippines are covered in Perry (1980) .
No alkaloids were found, but there was 1.2% resin content. Magnesium, potassium, iron, and calcium were found in the ash. A volatile oil was also found (0.048%) ( Perry 1980 ).
Nordal (1963) , Perry (1980) .