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Stereospermum chelonoides (L.f.) DC.

Group: Dicot
Family: Bignoniaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Tree

Bangla/Vernacular Name: Barul-jata, Atkapali, Dharmara (Chittagong), Pahari Awal (Sylhet), Paruljata, Dharomara, parul.

Tribal Name: Hamarang gaas (Chakma), Chain-cha (Marma), Sekwai (Chakma), Goda-kamarang (Mogh), Batsil (Garo), Bol-sal (Garo).

Description of the Plant:

A large deciduous tree, branches spreading, bark yellowish-grey. Leaves imparipinnate, leaflets elliptic-oblong, caudate-acuminate, entire. Flowers fragrant in lax terminal panicles. Capsules curved, compressed.

Mode of Uses:

Pills prepared from the young leaves are taken with warm water thrice daily for the treatment of tuberculosis (Chakma).

Tender leaves are used with rice cake as vermifuge; bark is used in country liquor.

Distribution:

Forests of Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Cox's Bazar, Sylhet, Gazipur and Tangail.

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