Synonyms: Rhamnus oenoplia L.
Family: Rhamnaceae - Buckthorn family
Growth Habit: Shrub
Bangla/Vernacular Name: Mahkoa, Anor, Janglikul, Banboroi, Gramboroi, Sheakul, Gotboroi.
Tribal Name: Zee (Murong), Kalam Jiba, Si Mo Thuai (Marma).
English Name: Jackal Jujube.
A large, scandent, prickly shrub. Leaves simple, ovate-lanceate, base oblique. Flowers pale yellow in axollary paniculate cymes. Drupes globose, black.
Peptide alkaloids zizyphinine and zizyphine A - E along with abyssinines A and B have been isolated from stem bark (Rastogi & Mehrotra, 1993).
An infusion of the leaves is used for gargling to treat dental caries (Murong).
A decoction of the root bark is used to promote the healing of fresh wounds. Fruit is used as an ingredient in the pills used for stomachache (Marma).
Outskirt of evergreen and scrub forest of Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts and Sylhet.
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