Family: Fabaceae - Pea family
Growth Habit: Shrub
Bangla/Vernacular Name: Madipata, Madhipata
Tribal Name: Harsanga (Chakma), Sailaibang (Marma)
An erect, branching shrub; branchlets angular. Leaves simple, ovate-oblong, acute to acuminate. Flowers in racemos panicles, enclosed in pubescent leafy bracts. Pods 2-seeded.
A root extract is taken and a paste of the leaves applied to the whole body for the treatment of tetanus (Chakma).
Crushed warm leaves are applied to affected areas for the treatment of rheumatic pain (Marma).
Flemingia bracteata (Roxb.) Wight.
Forests of Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts and Cox's Bazar.
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