BRIDELIA RETUSA (L.) Spreng.

Family:Euphorbiaceae

Bengali/vernacular name: Kantakoi; Kantakhosi, Kumkoi (Chittagong.); Heza (Mymensingh- Dhaka).
Tribal name: Khasi (Garo), Konku, Kongkoi (Tanchangya), Fai-mong (Marma).

Description of the plant:
BRIDELIA RETUSA (L.) Spreng. is a medium-sized to large deciduous tree with stout conical spines when young. Leaves 7.6-12.7 cm, coriaceous, elliptic-oblong, ovate or obovate, acute, obtuse or rounded at apex. Flowers small, dioecious, greenish yellow, in axillary or spicate clusters. Fruits a fleshy drupe, size of a pea, purple-black.


Bridelia Retusa
BRIDELIA RETUSA (L.) Spreng.


Using information:
The plant is pungent, bitter, heating; useful in lumbago and hemiplegia. The bark is good for the removal of urinary concretions. It is also used as a liniment with gigelly oil in rheumatism.

Distribution:
Forests of Chittagong and Chittagong Hill Tracts, Cox's Bazar, Mymensingh, Sylhet, Dhaka.