The fruit and leaves of Memecylon umbellatum are astringent.
The leaves are antileucorrhoeic, spasmolytic and hypoglycaemic and they are said to have anti-diarrheal properties.
A lotion prepared from the leaves is used in ophthalmia and a decoction of the leaves is given for venereal diseases.
A decoction of the root is used in excessive menstrual discharge.
- Khare, C.P., 2007, Indian Medicinal Plants, An Illustrated Dictionary. Springer
- Chopra, R.N., 1956, Glossary of Indian medicinal plants. Council of Scientific & Industrial Research