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Tacca levis Roxb.

Group: Monocot
Family: Taccaceae - Tacca family
Duration: Annual
Growth Habit: Herb

Bangla/Vernacular Name: Matimunda

Tribal Name: Heyong pith (Chakma).

Description of the Plant:

Herbs. Rootstock oblong. Leaves radical, large, long-petioled. Flowers in umbellate cymes.

Mode of Uses:

A paste of the leaves is applied to the body, in addition the root extract is taken for the treatment of abnormal behaviour (Chakma).


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

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