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Leea macrophylla Roxb.ex Hornem.

Group: Dicot
Family: Leeaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Shrub

Bangla/Vernacular Name: Hastikarma, dholsumudra, Polas (Natore)

Tribal Name: Ash gaas (Chakma)

Description of the Plant:

Large shrub up to 2 m. Stems ribbed, whitish mealy and often pubescent. Leaves simple trifoliate or 1-2 pinnate. Simple leaves broadly ovate, acuminate. Flowersw greenish-white, mealy puberulous in corymbs.

Mode of Uses:

A leaf extract is taken for the treatment of tonsillitis. A root extract is taken, and in addition a paste of leaves is applied to the whole body, to treat tetanus (Chakma).

The tuberous roots are astringent and alexipharmac; used to kill guineaworm, and when pounded is applied to obstinate sores to promote cicatrisation. It is applied externally to allay pain and to stop the effusion of blood.

Leea macrophylla Roxb.ex Hornem.

Leea macrophylla Roxb.ex Hornem.

Distribution:

Chittagong Hill Tracts.

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