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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).


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

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