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Macaranga peltata (Roxb.) Muell.-Arg.

Group: Dicot
Family: Euphorbiaceae - Spurge family
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Tree

Tribal Name: Nainnabichi gaas (Chakma)

Description of the Plant:

A small tree; young parts stellate-tomentose. Leaves simple, ovate, orbicular, often peltate, villous beneath. Flowers greenish-yellow, in panicles. Capsules black.

Mode of Uses:

A root extract is taken, in addition warmed bark is pressed to affected areas for the treatment of piles (Chakma).


Forests of Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Cox’s Bazar, Sylhet and Moulavi Bazar.

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