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Pteris pellucida Persl.

Group: Fern
Family: Pteridaceae - Maidenhair Fern family
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Forb/herb

Tribal Name: Boiddonath, Dhekishak (Chakma), Dhekishak (Tripura), Shrikrabong (Marma).

Description of the Plant:

A tufted terrestrial fern. Stock erect or sub-erect, scale covering the rhizome apex. Lamina bipinnatifid, lanceolate; pinnae about 10 pairs. Sori all along the margin exceot the very apex and sinus.

Mode of Uses:

Crushed stems are taken with warm water for coughs and an infusion of the plant is taken to stop the action of other medicines (Chakma).

A paste of whole plant of Flemingia stricta and Pteris pellucida are mixed with eggs and then applied to affected parts for the treatment of fractures; the bark of Bombax insignis, young leaves of Pteris pellucida and the whole plant of Basella alba are crushed together and taken for the treatment of spermatorrhoea (Tripura).

Whole plant boils into water and taken bath by this warm water until cured to treat big boils in body and over head of children (Furuncle) by Marma.

Distribution:

In most of the districts.

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