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Begonia roxburghii A. DC.

Group: Dicot
Family: Begoniaceae - Begonia family
Growth Habit: Herb
Duration: Annual

Tribal Name: Khartetoi (Chakma), Kah Khaing (Marma), rang).

Description of the Plant:

A herb with succulent stems, 30-90 cm long. Leaves large, ovate, cordate, sinuate-toothed, unequal at the base. Cymes short, axillary, dichotomous, few-flowered; sepals and petals white or nearly so. Fruits subpyramidal, 4-celled, very succulent, angles obtuse, ending in 4 small horns upwards.

Begonia roxburghii A. DC.

Begonia roxburghii A. DC.

Mode of Uses:

  • The stem extract is taken for the treatment of tongue abnormalities and an extract of the whole plant is taken thrice daily for the treatment of jaundice (Chakma).
  • Root and leaf extract is taken in diarrhoea and dysentery (Murang).

Distribution:

Forests of Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts and Sylhet, in shady moist places.


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