CRYPTOCORYNE SPIRALIS Fisch.

Family: Araceae

English Name: East Indian Root.

Description of the Plant

A small grass-like herb, on the edges of the ponds and ditches, submerged during the rains. Leaves linear-lanceolate, 10-15 cm long, 8-12 mm broad. Spathe tubular with connate margin. Spadix very slender, its tip adnate to the septum of the spathe. Female inflorescence 5-gonous, male one cylindric, 3-4 mm long, separated from each other by a naked interval of about 8 mm.

Using Information

Rhizome is used as a remedy for vomiting and cough in infants; but for abdominal complaints and fever in adults. The root is used as a tonic and antiperiodic.

CRYPTOCORYNE SPIRALIS Fisch.
CRYPTOCORYNE SPIRALIS Fisch.

Distribution

Dhaka, in canals, ditches, beels and haors.


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