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Ludwigia prostrata Roxb.

Group: Dicot
Family: Onagraceae - Evening Primrose family
Duration: Annual
Growth Habit: Herb

Tribal Name: Gangku maichya (Chakma).

Description of the Plant:

Annual herbs, subglabrous, often reddish-tinged. Leaves elliptic acute, base narrowly cuneate. Flowers yellow.

Mode of Uses:

The crushed stem is taken for the treatment of whooping cough (Chakma).

Distribution:

Throughout the country in fellow and low lands.

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