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Maesa acuminata A. DC.

Synonyms: Maesa ramentacea Wall.

Group: Dicot
Family: Myrsinaceae - Myrsine family
Duration: Perennial
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).

Description of the Plant:

A small tree. Leaves ovate-elliptic, acuminate or acute. Flowers white. Fruits dull brown when ripe.

Mode of Uses:

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.

Maesa acuminata A. DC.

Distribution:

Forests of Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Cox’s Bazar, Sylhet & Sal forest.

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