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Sarcochlamys pulchirrima Gaud.

Group: Dicot
Family: Urticaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Shrub

Bangla/Vernacular Name: Brihati, Murichia, Karabi.

Tribal Name: Amthay (Khumi), Nahplanggi (Bawm), Masdak (Marma), Jangira Buchuk (Tripura), Jungalya shak (Chakma, Tanchangya), Ma Cha Da (Marma), Kan Leng (Murang).

Description of the Plant:

Tall shrubs. Leaves narrowly lanceolate, acuminate, green and rugose above. Male and female flowers in clusters. Achenes compressed.

Sarcochlamys pulchirrima Gaud.

Sarcochlamys pulchirrima Gaud.

Mode of Uses:

  • A paste of the leaves is applied to boils and also to affected areas to treat fever blisters. A leaf extract is applied to itching eyes. Leaves are eaten as a vegetable (Chakma).
  • Boiled leaf is taken as vegetable (Khumi).
  • They cooked young leaves as curry and chutney (Bawm).
  • Young leaves are eaten as vegetables and some times used as salad (Chakma, Tripura, Marma, Bawm).

Distribution:

Forests of Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Sylhet and Mymensingh.

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