Melochia cordata Burm. f.
Sida humilis Cav. var. veronicifolia Lam.
Family: Malvaceae - Mallow family
Growth Habit: Forb/herb
Bangla/Vernacular Name: Jhunka, Jop, Pitberela.
Tribal Name: Longsham (Marma).
English Name: Heartleaf fanpetals.
An undershrub, branches hispid. Leaves simple, broadly ovate, cordate at base, acuminate at apex. Flowers yellow, solitary. Mericarps 5, awnless.
Root bark is given in leucorrhoea. Pounded leaves are used as a local application to cuts and bruises. The root is crushed on a stone and the extracted juice is taken for the treatment of urethritis (Marma).
The flowers and unripe fruits are given together with sugar for burning sensation in micturation.
Sida cordata (Burm. f.) Waalkes
In most of the districts in waste places.
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