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Antidesma roxburghii Wall. ex Tul.

Group: Dicot
Family: Euphorbiaceae - Spurge family
Growth Habit: Tree
Duration: Perennial

Tribal Name: Sadiraissya (Chakma), Sui Mong (Marma.).

Description of the Plant:

A woody undershrub to shrub, branches rusty villous. Leaves 15-25 cm long, subsessile, obovate-oblong. Flowers minute, in 10-15 cm long spikes, sometimes subpanicled. Fruit small, ovoid or ellipsoid, subcompressed.

Mode of Uses:

  1. A root extract is taken twice daily for the treatment of dyspepsia (Chakma).
  2. Roots and leaves with clove, black pepper and fruits of Piper longum are made in to pills, which are given for post-natal indigestion and irregular menstruation by the Marma tribe; the pills are administered thrice daily for two weeks.

Distribution:

Forests of Chittagong and Chittagong Hill Tracts and Sylhet.

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