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Cissampelos pareira L. var. hirsuta (Buch.- Ham. ex DC.) Forman

Duration: Perennial
Family: Menispermaceae - Moonseed family
Group: Dicot
Growth Habit: Twinner

Tribal Name: Dubchurti (Chakma).

Description of Plant:

A twining shrub, tomentose. Leaves simple, ovate-orbicular. Male flowers pale green, in axillary cymose clusters; female flowers pale yellow, in racemes. Drupes scarlet.

Mode of Uses:

A paste of leaves of Cissampelos pareira var. hirsuta and Rauvolfia serpentina is applied to the head for the treatment of coma (Chakma).


Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Dhaka, Moulvi Bazar, Sylhet, Pabna, Tangail, inforests.

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