Synonyms: Justicia procumbens L.
Justicia procumbens var. simplex (D. Don.) Tamazaki
Family: Acanthaceae - Acanthus family
Growth Habit: Herb
Tribal Name: Bashoke pata (Chakma), Gasraja (Chakma), Bumaraj (Marma).
A slender herb. Leaves ovate or elliptic-oblong, lanceolate. Bracts elliptic, subacate, clothed with jointed glistering hairs.
A paste of the leaves made with clarified butter is rubbed to affected areas for chest pain; a paste of the leaves without clarified butter is applied to affected areas for the treatment of rheumatism and also strapped with a piece of cloth to affected areas for the treatment of neuro fibromatosis (Chakma).
A root extract is taken against flatulence (Marma).
Along with black pepper given in ague. Leaf juice is dropped into eyes in case of ophthalmia.
Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts.
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