Family: Urticaceae - Nettle family
Growth Habit: Shrub
Tribal Name: Urmurpata (Chakma), Mrangna (Marma), Aruleng (Murang), Holemfry (Tripura).
Monocious shrub, branches softly pubescent. Leaves alternate, ovate, softly pubescent beneath. Flowers in globose clusters- male clusters towards base and female above.
An infusion of the leaves of Amomum aromaticum and Boehmeria glomerulifera is used in baths for the treatment of anaemia; an infusion of the leaves is applied to affected areas for the treatment of bruising on the legs (Chakma).
Extract prepared from leaves is taken twice a day for two-three days for the treatment of piles. In addition anus is cleaned by mildly hot water with leaf extract (Marma).
Leaves are cooked as a vegetable (Murang).
Leaves [together with 17 other plants (see Typhonium trilobatum)] are used to prepare a paste which is applied to the affected areas for the treatment of elephantiasis (Tripura).
Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Cox’s Bazar and Sylhet.
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