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Pavetta indica L.

Group: Dicot
Family: Rubiaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Shrub

Bangla/Vernacular Name: Kukurchura, Falda, Bisophal.

Tribal Name: Sherprang (Marma), Si Sa Thang (Marma), Na raing (Marma).

English Name: Indian pellet shrub.

Description of the Plant:

Shrubs, variable. Leaves opposite, simple, elliptic-oblong, glossy green. Flowers in cymes white, fragrant. Fruits berries, pea size, succulent, and black. Occasional in Hilly area.

Chemical Constituents:

Stems contain a green resin, starch, an organic acid and a bitter glycoside resembling salicin. Root contains glucoside and is rich in D-mannitol. ß-Sitosterol, a-amyrin, quercetin, caffeic acid, chlorogenic acid and three epi-ursolic acids have been isolated from the leaves of this plant. Analysis of the essential oil obtained from the stem revealed the presence of a- and ß-pinenes, limonene, a-phellandrene, ß-caryophyllene, caryophyllene oxide, citronellol, linalool, geraniol and a-terpineol (Ghani, 2003).

Pavetta indica L.

Pavetta indica L.

Mode of Uses:

Boil whole plant with water and taken bath by this warm water twice or thrice daily for the treatment of rheumatic pain (Marma).

Distribution:

Occur in the forests of Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts and Sylhet.

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