Mode of Uses: Dicot
Growth Habit: Climber Classification Report
Bangla/Vernacular Name: Dudhi, Syamalota, Dudhialta, Loi, Kalilata, Paralialata
Tribal Name: Borduttya (Chakma), Dutta ludi (Chakma), Ludi sarboa (Tanchangya), Tabu chi (Marma), Dudhnoi (Chakma), Bhutta ludi (Tanchangya)
English Name: Black Creeper
A much branched climbing shrub. Leaves simple, elliptic-lanceate, acuminate. Flowers greenish-white, in dichasial cymes. Folicles divaricate.
Leaves contain flavonoids and phenolic acids and stems contain a new triterpene glycosides (Asolkar et al., 1992)
Ichnocarpus frutescens (L.) R. Br.
The roots are employed as a substitute for Sarsaparilla; it is cooling, demulcent, alterative, tonic, diaphoretic and diuretic; used in fever, dyspepsia, skin troubles, diabetes and stone in the bladder. A decoction of the stems and leaves is used in fevers. Leaves are applied to headaches, wounds and sore between fingers. Marma use root in dental caries and stems and leaves for scabies.
Throughout the country in scrubs.
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