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Buddleja asiatica Lour.

Synonyms: Buddleja neemda Buch.-Ham.

Group: Dicot
Family: Buddlejaceae - Butterfly-bush family
Growth Habit: Shrub
Duration: Perennial

Bangla/Vernacular Name: Budbhota

Tribal Name: Adathora; Dhuptora (Chakma), Kassey-khoyhu (Khumi),Lang Giao (Marma).

English Name: White butterfly bush.

Description of the Plant:

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.

Chemical Constituents:

Flowers contain quercetin and linarin (Asolkar et al., 1992).

Mode of Uses:

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.

Buddleja asiatica Lour.

Distribution:

Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Sylhet, on the edges of the forest.

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