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Tarenna campaniflora (Hooker, f.) Balak.

Group: Dicot
Family: Rubiaceae - Madder family
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Shrub

Tribal Name: Rebek phul gaas (Chakma), Haru lodi (Chakma), Barochallya (Chakma).

Description of the Plant:

A shrub or small tree. Leaves glabrous, elliptic acuminate. Cymes forming a dense head at the end of branchlets.

Mode of Uses:

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).

Distribution:

Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Cox's Bazar and Sylhet.

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