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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


In most of the districts in fallow lands.

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