Family: Rubiaceae - Madder family
Growth Habit: Shrub
Tribal Name: Rebek phul gaas (Chakma), Haru lodi (Chakma), Barochallya (Chakma).
A shrub or small tree. Leaves glabrous, elliptic acuminate. Cymes forming a dense head at the end of branchlets.
A leaf extract is applied externally to affected areas for the treatment of eczema. A root extract is taken for abdominal pain caused by diarrhoea; a root extract is taken for the treatment of fever in children; infusions of leaves are used for bathing to treat scabies; a paste of leaves is applied to affected areas for the treatment of warts on the head. The crushed stem is taken with sugar for the treatment of dysmenorrhoea (Chakma).
Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Cox's Bazar and Sylhet.
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