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Mimosa intisia L.

Group: Dicot
Family: Fabaceae - Pea family
Duration: Annual
Growth Habit: Shrub

Bangla/Vernacular Name: Kantashia, Kunchkanta, Bara lajjabati, Kuchikanta, Teora, Chaikanta.

Tribal Name: Shada lajurikher (Chakma), Sada sorminda pata (Tripura).

Description of the Plant:

A large, prickly shrub. Leaves bipinnate; pinnate 4-7 pairs; leaflets oblong-elliptic, acute at apex. Flowers pink in globose heads. Pods flat.

Mode of Uses:

The crushed roots of Mimosa intisia and Smilax zeylanica are applied to boils (Chakma).

Paste of root mixed with Goat's milk applied to head and allow drying. In addition cow's milk has to be taken for the treatment of insanity, uproot the whole plant without taking breath, then the root tie with thread and use like a necklace for the treatment of impotence (Tripura).

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