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Jasminum scandens Vahl.

Group: Dicot
Family: Oleaceae - Olive family
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Shrub

Tribal Name: Monriccha ludi (Chakma), Muichchaludi (Chakma), Kao Rong (Murang).

Description of the Plant:

A scanding shrub, winding anti-clockwise, climbing by means of it recurved petiole, somewhat trailing. Leaves simple, ovate to lanceolate. Flowers white, tinged with red in terminal, compound trichotomous cymes. Carpels ellipsoid.

Mode of Uses:

The bark is warmed in the internode of a bamboo shoot and the extract is taken for the treatment of typhoid fever (Chakma).

Roots are useful in the treatment of ringworm. Leaves are used for eye diseases in Khagrachari of Chittagong Hill Tracts.

Jasminum scandens Vahl.

Jasminum scandens Vahl.

Distribution:

In the forests of Dhaka, Sylhet, Chittagong and Chittagong Hill Tracts.

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