Synonyms: Buddleja neemda Buch.-Ham.
Family: Buddlejaceae - Butterfly-bush family
Growth Habit: Shrub
Bangla/Vernacular Name: Budbhota
Tribal Name: Adathora; Dhuptora (Chakma), Kassey-khoyhu (Khumi),Lang Giao (Marma).
English Name: White butterfly bush.
A shrub, up to 2 m high, often trichotomously branched. Leaves lanceolate, acuminate entire, crenate or toothed, grey-white beneath, fulvous-tomentose or pubescent beneath. Flower small, white in axillary and terminal often panicled spikes. Capsule ellipsoid.
Flowers contain quercetin and linarin (Asolkar et al., 1992).
A paste prepared from the leaves is applied to the forehead for the treatment of fever. A root extract is taken, and a warm root extract is rubbed into the whole body, for the treatment of high fever in children.Roots are used in skin diseases (Chakma).
Leaves are used as a fomentation in inflammations. Paste prepared from leaves is applied to the forehead for remedy of fever (Khumi).
Buddleja asiatica Lour.
Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Sylhet, on the edges of the forest.
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