COMMELINA DIFFUSA Burm. f.

Family: Commelinaceae

Tribal Name: Bat boitta shak (Chakma).

Description of the Plant

A creeping or subscandent herb, 40 cm or more long, rooting at the nodes. Leaves 2.5- 6 ? 1- 2.5 cm, ovate-lanceolate, acuminate. Flowers blue in a spathes, 2-3 cm long, margin sometimes connate at base. Capsule 5-6 mm long, 3-celled.

Using Information

The plant is emetic and laxative; used to cure itchy spots, sores and swellings. Bruised plant is applied to burns, itches and boils. Decoction of the plant is taken for leucorrhoea and urinary burning. Tea is used for cold, ulcer and gonorrhoea.

COMMELINA DIFFUSA Burm. f.
COMMELINA DIFFUSA Burm. f.

Distribution

In most of the districts.


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