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Peliosanthes teta Andrews

Group: Monocot
Family: Convallariaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Herb

Tribal Name: Fuji ghash (Chakma).

Description of the Plant:

Rhizome stout, oblique. Scale leaves to 20 cm. Rosettes 4-10 leaves, leaf blade narrowly elliptic, cuspidate. Raceme many flowered, bracts each bearing more than one flower. Flowers greenish or greenish purple.

Mode of Uses:

A leaf extract is applied to the ear for the treatment of earache (Chakma).

Distribution:

Occurs in the forests of Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts and Cox's Bazar.

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