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Dracaena spicata Roxb.

Group: Monocot
Family: Agavaceae - Century-plant family
Duration: Annual
Growth Habit: Shrub

Bangla/Vernacular Name: Dracaena

Tribal Name: Kadorateng gaas (Chakma, Tanchangya)

Description of the Plant:

A gragerious shrub. Leaves alternate or crowded and subterminal, shortly petioled. Flowers in fascicles. Berry orange-red.

Mode of Uses:

Pills prepared from the leaves are taken with warm water twice daily for the treatment of measles by the Chakma; a root extract of Dracaena spicata and Pandanus foetidus is taken together and administrated to healthy children during outbreaks of measles by the Tanchangya.

Dracaena spicata Roxb.

Dracaena spicata Roxb.


Forests of Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts and Cox's Bazar.

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