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Desmodium trifolium (L) DC

Group: Dicot
Family: Fabaceae - Pea family
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Herb

Bangla/Vernacular Name: Kulaliya.

Tribal Name: Ya re sur Sah(Murang).

Description of the Plant:

A small perennial trailing herb, 15-45 cm long, branches numerous, prostrate, rooting at the nodes. Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets obovate, cuneate, 5-6 mm long. Flowers small, pink, 1-5, fascicled in the axils of the leaves. Pods 10-15 mm long, lower edge indented.

Mode of Uses:

Leaf extract is taken to treat stomach disorder, diarrhoea and chest pain. Root extract is carminative and tonic(Murang).

Desmodium trifolium (L) DC

Desmodium trifolium (L) DC

Distribution:

In most of the districts in fallow lands.

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