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Myanmar Medicinal Plant Database

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Romabama entries in English-Latin alphabetical order.

{na.nwing:} / {hsa.nwing:} {hsa.nwing:} Curcuma longa Zingiberaceae
{na.ling-kyau} Cinnamomum zeylanicum Lauraceae
{nn-nn (mran-ma)} Coriandrum sativum Apiaceae ; formerly Umbelliferae
{n-lh.}   Psoralea corylifolia Fabaceae

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Curcuma longa

syn C. domestica

Family: Zingiberaceae

UKT: Popularly known and sometimes spelled as {hsa.nwing:}

Burmese-Myanmar transcript names:
Agri.Dept.2000 32-0840: {na.nwing:}
L-seik-shin 227: {na.nwing:}
Nagathein 2-101: {na.nwing:} or {hsa.nwing:}
UHM 19: Hsa-nwin

Myanmar-Script Spelling
Official Myanmar Dictionaries :
{hsa.nwing:} -- see {na.nwing:} --TravPo-M-Dict 099
{na.nwing:} - --TravPo-M-Dict 159
{na.nwing:} - n. tumeric. Curcuma longa  - Myan-Engl-Dict 220

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UKT: I gave the Burmese-Myanmar name {na.ling-kyau} in MMPDB-2005, in accordance with UHM, From the evidence I have at present, UHM seemed to be very mistaken in identifying {na.ling-kyau} as Cinnamomum zeylanicum .

Cinnamomum obtusifolium 

syn. Cinnamomum bejolghota

Family: Lauraceae

UKT: There are not many Internet websites on C. obtusifolium. The following is scanty information from:
Cinnamomum obtusifolium A Chev (Cinnamomum bejolghota (Buch-Hamex Neas) Sweet) -- www.apafri.org/fsiv/_private/main_el_files/Use%20Indigenoustree/025-Used-IT.htm
Cinnamomum bejolghota (Buch.-Ham.) Sweet, Lauraceae. Engl.: wild cassia. Bot. syn.: Cinnamomum obtusifolium (Roxb.) Nees. -- http://www.henriettesherbal.com/php/get.php?id=14584

Ref. Burmese-Myanmar transcript names:
Agri.Dept.2000 32-0851: {na.ling-kyau} Agri.dept.2000 32-851
L-seik-shin 231: {na.ling-kyau}
Nagathein 3-462: NL as {na.ling-kyau}.


Myanmar-Script Spelling :
Official Myanmar Dictionaries {na.ling-kyau}/ {lu.ling-kyau}
-- TravPo-M-Dict 160
-- TravPo-M-Dict 284
- {na.ling-kyau} - n. See {lu.ling-kyau} -- Myan-Engl-Dict 221
- {lu.ling-kyau} - n. tree, the roots of which are ground into a paste and used for relieving aches and pains, Cinnamonum obtusifolium -- Myan-Engl-Dict 426

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{nn-nn (mran-ma)}

Coriandrum sativum

Family : Apiaceae; former listing as Umbelliferae

Burmese-Myanmar transcript names:
Agri.Dept.2000 33-0863: {nn-nn (mran-ma)}
Chklist: Nannan, Phat-kyi, Ta-ner-hgaw
LSR 243: {nn-nn-ping}
Nagathein 2-158: {nn-nn}
UHM 17: Nan-nan

Myanmar-Script Spelling :
{nn-nn} - -- MMDict165
{nn-nn} /|nan nan|/ - n. coriander. Coriandrum sativum . -- MEDict230

The foliage is "cilantro" (a parsley-like garnish with a distinctive, fresh fragrance that is used in Mexican and Southeast Asian salads, soups, and meat dishes) and the dried seeds are "coriander". -- www.floridata.com/ref/C/cori_sat.cfm

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Psoralea corylifolia

Family: Fabaceae

Burmese-Myanmar transcript names:
Agri.Dept.2000 33-0861: {n-lh.}
L-seik-shin : NL
KS-TMN 149: Ne-hle
Nagathein 2-145: {n-lh.}
UHM 39: Ne-hle


Myanmar-Script Spelling
Official Myanmar Dictionaries : {n-lh.}
{n-lh.} -- -- TravPo-M-Dict 164
{n-lh.} -- n. herbaceous plant related to the prairie trunip, Psoralea corylifolia. -- Myan-Engl-Dict 227

UKT: Though the Burmese-Myanmar pronunciation of the second syllable is {lh.}, it is spelled with a killed {a.}, and the correct spelling is {lh.} meaning "to turn". The killed consonant {a.} is not pronounced.

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Entry format: Burmese-Myanmar name / Botanical name / Family / Ref. Burmese-Myanmar transcripts / Official Myanmar Dictionary / Hindi / Sanskrit / English common name used in Myanmar / Picture / Plant identification characters / Distribution in Myanmar / Part used and uses / Constituents /
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