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Dysophylla auricularia Blume.

Group: Dicot
Family: Lamiaceae
Duration: Annual
Growth Habit: Herb

Tribal Name: Acha-kamsen (Khumi), Krom Dung Pow(Marma), Krom be(Marma), Rixom payo (Marma)

Description of the Plant:

A hairy course annual. Leaves ovate-lanceolate or ovate-oblong, acute, serrate, hairy.Flowers pinkish.Nutlets ellipsoid.

Mode of Uses:

  • An extract of the whole plant is taken with salt for the treatment of diarrhoea (Marma).
  • Leaves and flowers are used to rub in whole body for the remedy of fever. Tie a piece of bark with a thread round the neck or hand of frightened child for the treatment of phobia (Khumi).
  • Leaf juice is used as eye drops in hysteria. The extract of the plant is given with salt in diarrhoea by the Marma in Bandarban.
Dysophylla auricularia Blume.

Dysophylla auricularia Blume.

Distribution:

Chittagong and Chittagong Hill Tracts, in fallow lands.

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