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Pouzolzia sanguinea (Blume.) Merrill

Group: Dicot
Family: Urticaceae - Nettle family
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Shrub

Tribal Name: Mog jangaillya shak (Chakma, Tanchangya), Moia bar (Tripura), Aruleng (Murong), Thurom (Bawm).

Description of the Plant:

Shrub with reddish stems, sometimes scrambling. Leaves alternate, lanceolate, margins serrate or crenate; stipules lanceolate. Flowers unisexual or with male and female flowers mixed, globose, reddish. Achenes ellipsoid, compressed.

Mode of Uses:

The leaf extract is taken with sugar thrice daily for the treatment of flatulence; pills prepared from leaves are taken twice daily for irregular menstruation and the leaf extract is applied to affected areas for the treatment of skin disease by the Chakma.

A paste of the leaves is applied to warts on the head and also taken for the treatment of hysteria by the Tanchangya.

Leaves with 13 other plants (see Allium sativum) are used to make pills to be taken thrice daily before food for the treatment of abdominal tumours (Tripura).

Pouzolzia sanguinea (Blume.) Merrill

Pouzolzia sanguinea (Blume.) Merrill

Leaf boiled in water and the extract is taken for the treatment of irregular menstruation (Bawm).

Leaves are eaten as a vegetable and sauce (Murong).

Distribution:

Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts and Cox's Bazar.

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