Synonyms: Boehmeria platyphylla Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don
Family: Urticaceae - Nettle family
Growth Habit: Shrub
Bangla/Vernacular Name: Kankura.
Tribal Name: Mrangna (Marma).
Spreding shrub. Leaves simple, opposite, sub-orbicular to ovate, acuminate. Flowers greenish-yellow, in long axillary spikes. Seeds obovoid, minute.
Extract prepared from leaf and taken twice a day for two-three days for the treatment of piles and also washed anus by mildly hot water with leaf extract (Marma).
Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Cox’s Bazar and Sylhet.
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