Synonyms: Maesa ramentacea Wall.
Family: Myrsinaceae - Myrsine family
Growth Habit: Tree
Tribal Name: Mesa-dai (Marma.), Maricha; Naricha phul; Noa-maricha; Lodi Sibang; Kura tethoi (Chakma.), Bol-jakhandok; The Beloa (Garo), Leddu Shibang; Muruli (Chakma).
A small tree. Leaves ovate-elliptic, acuminate or acute. Flowers white. Fruits dull brown when ripe.
The leaf sap is taken to treat diarrhoea; a paste of the leaves is applied and tied with a piece of cloth to affected areas for boils and also applied to affected areas for the treatment of rheumatism (Chakma).
Maesa acuminata A. DC.
Forests of Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Cox’s Bazar, Sylhet & Sal forest.
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