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Tectaria vasta (Blume) Copel.

Group: Fern
Family: Dryopteridaceae - Wood Fern family
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Herb.

Tribal Name: Baro bandortola (Chakma), bandortola (Chakma).

Description of the Plant:

Rhizome densely covered with thick roots and scales. Caudex erect or suberect, stipe to 45 cm long, winged almost to its base. Sori small, numerous, rather irregularly arranged on veins with surround areoles.

Mode of Uses:

The roots of Ophiorrhiza mungos, Tectaria vasta and Laportea crenulata are crushed together and taken, in addition to a paste of the leaves being applied to the whole body, for the treatment of heart disease. A paste of the root is also applied to affected areas and tied with a piece of cloth for the treatment of abdominal tumours (Chakma).

Distribution:

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

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