CROTALARIA PROSTRATA Roxb.

Family: Fabaceae

Bengali/Vernacular Name: Chhota Jhunjhune.

Description of the Plant

A prostrate, branched, annual herb, 15-38 cm long. Leaves subsessile, 2-3.8 cm long, oblong or oblong-obovate, clothed with yellowish hairs. Flowers small, yellow, in 2-4-flowered racemes. Pods 1.2-1.5 cm long, inflated, glabrous.

Using Information

Roots are used in derangements of the stomach and diarrhoea, especially infantile diarrhoea.

Distribution

Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Dinajpur, Rajshahi.


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