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