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Gymnema acuminatum Wall.

Group: Dicot
Family: Asclepiadaceae - Milkweed family
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Climber Classification Report

Tribal Name: Lodianang (Chakma).

Description of the Plant:

A large climber. Bark corky. Leaves ovate or ovate-elliptic, acuminate, glabrous above, tomentose beneath. Flowers in subcapitate cymes, pale white. Folicles woody, tomentose, longitudinally ribbed.

Mode of Uses:

Crushed leaves are applied to the chest for the treatment of chest pains (Chakma).


Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Cox’s Bazar, Moulavi Bazar, Sylhet and Sundarbans.

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