Uncaria gambir

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Uncaria gambir, the gambier or gambir, is a species in the genus Uncaria found in Southeast Asia, mainly Malaysia and Indonesia.

Uncaria gambir
Uncaria gambir - Köhler–s Medizinal-Pflanzen-275.jpg
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U. gambir
Binomial name
Uncaria gambir
Synonyms[1]
  • Nauclea gambir Hunter
  • Ourouparia gambir (Hunter) Baill.
  • Uruparia gambir (Hunter) Kuntze

ExtractEdit

Gambier extract is used or has been used as a catechu for chewing with areca and betel, for tanning and dyeing, and as herbal medicine. Gambier extract was also used by native people in as a medical treatment / prevention for miasma.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species". Retrieved May 16, 2014.