Family • Begoniaceae - Begonia coccinea Hook. - ANGEL-WING BEGONIA
|Begonia coccinea Hook|
|Pritzelia coccinea (Hook) Klotzsch|
|Begonia (Tag., Engl.)|
|Angel wing begonia (Engl.)|
|Cane stemmed begonia (Engl.)|
|Coral begonia (Engl.)|
– There are many species, hybrids and horticultural varieties of begonia, widely cultivated in the Philippines for its ornamental foliage and flowers. There are three types: Fibrous rooted with dull or bright green leaves or variegated in hybrids rhizomatous, with thick underground stems and large and long-stalked leaves tuberous-rooted with their attractive showy flowers.
– Angel wing name derives from the large leaves shaped like wings of an angel; a common name to a number of Begonia species.
Begonia coccinea with fibrous rooted herbaceous perennial with erect, branched stems growing to 1.3 meters tall. Leaves are leathery, obliquely-oblong to ovate, 10 to 15 centimeters long and 5 to 8 centimeters wide, with slightly toothed, undulate edges. Flowers are in axillary, pendulous racemes with red peduncles. Female flowers are three-winged with a red ovary. Fruit is a triangular capsule, up to 8 centimeters long and three-winged.
Flowers, leaves, roots.
Anodyne, ophthalmic, antiphlogistic, antispasmodic.
– Not known for folkloric medicinal use in the Philippines.
– In other countries, it has been written up for the medicinal uses of its flowers.
– Flower infusions used to promote blood circulation and elimination of toxins from the body.
– Poultice of flowers used for burns and toxic sores.
– Juice of the plants is drunk to use relieve headaches.
– Poultice of crushed leaves for sore and irritated nipples.
– Roots of the juice used for conjunctivitis.
– Also used for peptic ulcer.
Begonia grandis evansiana (Andrews.)Irmsch.
– The tuberous roots and fruits are anodyne, antiphlogistic and antispasmodic.
– Decoction used in the treatment of traumatic pain, haematemesis, gonorrhoea, postpartum vaginal discharge, amenorrhoea and snakebites.
• No studies found.