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Thladiantha cordifolia (Blume) Cogn.

Group: Dicot
Family: Cucurbitaceae - Cucumber family
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Herb

Tribal Name: Paranga ludi (Chakma), Muipan chokh (Tripura).

Description of the Plant:

Climbing herbs with tuberous roots. Tendrils simple. Leaves ovate, acuminate, base deeply cordate rounded. Flowers yellow. Fruits oblong. Seeds ovoid.

Mode of Uses:

Leaves of Abelmoschus moschatus, the whole plant of an unidentified species (locally called Bogotori) and Thladiantha cordifolia are crushed together and applied to wounds to encourage healing (Chakma).

Leaves with 13 other plants (see) are used to make pills to be taken thrice daily before food for the treatment of abdominal tumours (Tripura).

Distribution:

Throughout the country.

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