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Phyllanthus indica L.

Group: Dicot
Family: Euphorbiaceae - Spurge family
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Tree

Tribal Name: Tambroitri (Rakhaing).

Description of the Plant:

A small tree to medium sized tree. Leaves stipulate, stipules ovate, fimbriate. Flowers greenish yellow. Fruit fleshy globose. Frequently distributed both in marginal and slope of hill.

Mode of Uses:

Curry prepared from fruit is taken or preserved fruit by boiling is also taken in tumor as much as possible. When fruit is not available extract prepared from root is taken two spoonfuls two-three times daily until cured (Rakhaing).


Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts and Cox's Bazar.

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