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Hedyotis scandens Roxb.

Group: Dicot
Family: Rubiaceae - Madder family
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Climber

Bangla/Vernacular Name: Guji, Lataguji, Bishlata, Latamel.

Tribal Name: Bishma; Bhuitida; Basachilla (Chakma).

Description of the Plant:

A slender woody climbing shrub with glabrous green branches. Leaves opposite, narrow, oblong or elliptic. Flowers white, turning cream in axillary and terminal compound compact trichotomous cymes.Fruit capsular, globose.

Mode of Uses:

An infusion of the leaves is taken for abdominal pain; a warm leaf paste is pressed to affected areas for the treatment of styes and crushed plants of Elatostemma papilosum, Hedyotis scandens and Tacca integrifolia are dried in the sun and taken for the treatment of hysteria (Chakma).

Warm leaf paste is applied on boils. An infusion of the leaves is given in stomach pain by the Chakma in Rangamati.

Hedyotis scandens Roxb.

Hedyotis scandens Roxb.

Distribution:

Forests of Chittagong and Chittagong Hill Tracts, in shady areas.

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