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Mallotus roxburghianus Muell.-Arg.

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

Bangla/Vernacular Name: Nim puteli, Nunia kachi, Chotabura, Noon kocho (Chittagong), Gulli (Sylhet), Numsout.

Tribal Name: Ketaki; Hur al ladi (Chakma), Bol-thathu (Garo).

Description of the Plant:

A small tree. Leaves ovate-orbicular, long acuminate.Flowers yellowish.Capsules 3-lobed, covered with soft curved spines.

Mode of Uses:

The crushed roots of Mallotus roxburghianus and Amaranthus spinosus are taken with water for the treatment of bleeding from the nose and mouth. Crushed leaves warmed in a piece of cloth and poulticed on affected areas for the treatment of itching (Chakma).

The roots of this plant and Amaranthus spinosus are crushed together and taken with water, to stop bleeding through nose and mouth.

Distribution:

Forests of Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Cox's Bazar, Sylhet, usually growing in the out skirt of the forests.

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