Family: Cucurbitaceae - Cucumber family
Growth Habit: Herb
Tribal Name: Paranga ludi (Chakma), Muipan chokh (Tripura).
Climbing herbs with tuberous roots. Tendrils simple. Leaves ovate, acuminate, base deeply cordate rounded. Flowers yellow. Fruits oblong. Seeds ovoid.
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).
Throughout the country.
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