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Pothos scandens L.

Group: Monocot
Family: Araceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Climber

Bangla/Vernacular Name: Sunat, Batilata, Sundad, Hatilata.

Tribal Name: Hijing chinepata (Chakma), Komorching barsanga (Tanchangya), Kansiripata (Marma).

Description of the Plant:

Cut stem with camphor is smoked like tobacco for asthma. The plant is given for hysteria and in snake-bite (Chakma). Evergreen root climber. Flowering on hanging branches. Petioles alate; blade obovate to lanceolate. Spadix subglobose.

Mode of Uses:

A paste is prepared from the leaves and applied to boils (Tanchangya).

The plant extract is applied to affected areas for the treatment of boils in the ear (Marma).

The root bruised and fried in oil is applied to cure abscess. Infusion of the leaves is used in both for curing convulsions and epilepsy.


North Bengal, Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts.

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