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Sonchus wightianus DC. s.sp. wallichianus (DC.) Boulos

Group: Dicot
Family: Asteraceae - Aster family
Duration: Annual
Growth Habit: Herb

Tribal Name: Pema (Tanchangya, Marma).

Description of the Plant:

An annual herb. Stems 14-70 cm high, glabrous. Leaves lanceolate, cauline pinnatifid, spinous, toothed, auricle at base. Heads erect, densely white tomentose.

Mode of Uses:

A root extract is taken for the treatment of stomach pain (gripes) by the Tanchangya and for the treatment of childhood illnesses by the Marma.

Distribution:

In most of the districts of Bangladesh.

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