ANTIDESMA ROXBURGHII Wall.

Family: Euphorbiaceae

Tribal Name: Sui Mong (Marma).

Description of the Plant:

A woody undershrub to shrub, branches rusty villous. Leaves 15-25 cm long, subsessile, obovate-oblong. Flowers minute, in 10-15 cm long spikes, sometimes subpanicled. Fruit small, ovoid or ellipsoid, subcompressed.

Actions and Uses:

Roots and leaves with clove, black pepper and fruits of Piper longum are made in to pills, which are given for post-natal indigestion and irregular menstruation by the Marma tribe; the pills are administered thrice daily for two weeks.

ANTIDESMA ROXBURGHII Wall.
ANTIDESMA ROXBURGHII Wall.

Distribution:

Forests of Chittagong and Chittagong Hill Tracts and Sylhet.