Dichroa febrifuga

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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Cornales
Family: Hydrangeaceae
Genus: Dichroa
Species: D. febrifuga
Binomial name
Dichroa febrifuga

Dichroa febrifuga (Chinese: ; pinyin: About this sound chángshān ) is a flowering plant in the family Hydrangeaceae. In Indonesiann it is called gigil, alternatively tataruman in Sundanese, ramram in Papua, Hom dong (ฮอมดง) in Thai, but Yai khlang yai (ยายคลังใหญ่) in Nakhon Sri Thammarat, Yai Krang (ยายกรัง) in the South, and Hom Kham (ฮอมคำ) in Lanna (Northern Thai).

Medicinal uses[edit]

It is an important herb in traditional Chinese medicine, where it is considered one of the 50 fundamental herbs.[2] The active ingredients are febrifugine and isofebrifugine.[3] In traditional preparations it is used in conjunction with other plants such as Glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice), Ziziphus jujube and Zingiber officinale (ginger).[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Dichroa febrifuga information from NPGS/GRIN". Retrieved 2008-02-05. 
  2. ^ "Dichroa febrifuga - Plants For A Future database report". Retrieved 2008-02-05. 
  3. ^ Zhu, Shuren; Meng, Li; Zhang, Quan; Wei, Lai (2006). "Synthesis and evaluation of febrifugine analogues as potential antimalarial agents". Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters. 16 (7): 1854–1858. doi:10.1016/j.bmcl.2006.01.009. PMC 2072810free to read. PMID 16434194. 
  4. ^ Rasoanaivo, Philippe; Wright, Colin W; Willcox, Merlin L; Gilbert, Ben (2011). "Whole plant extracts versus single compounds for the treatment of malaria: Synergy and positive interactions". Malaria Journal. 10 (Suppl 1): S4. doi:10.1186/1475-2875-10-S1-S4. PMC 3059462free to read. PMID 21411015. 

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