ATYLOSIA SCARABAEOIDES (L.) Benth.

Family: Fabaceae

Bengali/Vernacular Name: Banur Kalai, Thit Kalai.

Tribal Name: Sai Rang (Marma).

Description of the Plant:

A slender herbaceous twiner with densely grey-downy stems. Leaves subdigitately 3-foliate; leaflets 3.7 cm long, flexible, twice as long as broad, obtuse or subacute, thinly grey-canescent above, densely beneath. Racemes 2-6 flowered. Flowers yellow; corolla 8-9 mm. Pod straight, 18-25 mm, clothed with fine spreading, brown silky hairs.

Using Information:

The plant is used for swelling and pain in leg during pregnancy, night fever, dropsy, anaemia, hemiplegia, burns, wounds, small-pox, venereal sores, syphilis, gonorrhoea, spermatorrhoea, gravel, cholera, dysentery, snake-bite and rinderpest. It is also used for diarrhoea in cattle.

ATYLOSIA SCARABAEOIDES (L.) Benth.
ATYLOSIA SCARABAEOIDES (L.) Benth.

Distribution:

Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts and Dhaka, in fallow lands.