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Desmodium triquetrum DC.

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

Tribal Name: Luri manda kher (Chakma), Solebang (Marma)

Description of the Plant:

An erect or suberect undershrub, branches sharply triquetrous. Leaves 1-foliolate; leaflets oblong-lanceolate, rounded or subcordate at the base. Racemes axillary or terminal.Flowers in purplish-pink.

Mode of Uses:

A root extract is taken and also rubbed through veins for the treatment of epilepsy. Crushed roots of Cissus assamica, Desmodium triquetrum and Amomum aromaticum var. tomentosum are taken, and the warmed leaves applied to weak parts of the body, for weakness (Chakma).

Roots are crushed on a stone and the extracted juice is taken twice daily for the treatment of dysuria (Marma).

Distribution:

In most of the districts in fallow lands.

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