The economic botany of dragon tongue


A crude drug sold under the name of Lung Lei Ip (Dragon Tongue) by the herb dealers in Hongkong and vicinity is identified as a euphorbiaceous ground cover. The morphological characters of the species are summarized, the history of its uses is reviewed, the medicinal merits reported and the ethnobotanical and ecological significance discussed.

DOI: 10.1007/BF02860380

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@article{Hu2008TheEB, title={The economic botany of dragon tongue}, author={Shiu-Ying Hu}, journal={Economic Botany}, year={2008}, volume={21}, pages={288-292} }