Growth Habit: Herb
Bangla/Vernacular Name: Elya
Tribal Name: Shilajhar (Chakma), Omchoi obpai (Murang)
Suberect herb, young stems densely pale pubescent. Leaves asymmetrically elliptic; stipule lanceolate. Male heads peduncled, recepticular bracts not horned. Female heads sessile. Achnes ribbed.
Crushed plants of Elatostemma papilosum, Hedyotis scandens and Tacca integrifolia are dried in the sun and taken for the treatment of hysteria (Chakma).
A paste of the leaves is applied to affected areas for the treatment of infections (Murang).
Elatostema papilosum Wedd.
Occur in the moist forest floors of Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Cox's Bazar and Sylhet.
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