Growth Habit: Herb
Tribal Name: Jari (Chakma), kalashona (Chakma), Jariphul (Tanchangya), Pahari mehedi (Marma).
A low soft, herbacious plant, pubescent or tomentose. Leaves elliptic or elliptic-lanceolate, acute or acuminate. Flowers pink in terminal cymes, usually tomentose. Capsule glabrous.
A paste of the leaves is applied to affected areas for the treatment of boils (Tanchangya).
The crushed roots are taken thrice daily for the treatment of dysentery with blood. Sun-dried crushed leaves are applied to ears for the treatment of earache (Chakma).
Leaf tea is taken for body and chest pain. A paste of the leaves is used to colour and ornament hands (Marma).
Ophiorrhiza horrisiana Heyne.
Forests of Chittagong and Chittagong Hill Tracts, Sylhet, in shady areas.
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