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Limnophila repens (Benth.) Benth.

Group: Dicot
Family: Scrophulariaceae - Figwort family
Duration: Annual
Growth Habit: Herb

Tribal Name: Maittya anos (Chakma).

Description of the Plant:

An ascending herb. Leaves opposite, obovate-lanceolate, acuminate. Flowers pinkish. Fruits capsule, ovoid.

Mode of Uses:

A paste of the whole plant of Mimosa pudica and Limnophila repens is applied to affected areas for the treatment of leucoderma (Chakma).

Distribution:

Almost throughout the country.

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