Family: Zingiberaceae - Ginger family
Growth Habit: Herb
Tribal Name: Palachevi (Chakma).
Rhizomatous herbs. Leafy shoots 1-1.5m. Leaves lanceolate to narrowly elliptic, subsessile. Inflorescence ellipsoid, bracts convolute, becoming recurved, subtending 1 or 2 white flowers
An infusion of the leaves is used for baths in the treatment of anemia (Chakma).
Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Cox's Bazar and sylhet, in fallow lands.
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