Family: Fabaceae

Bengali/vernacular name: Anantakanta, Chandakamia, Chulia Kanta.
Tribal name: Baghadara (Chakma).

Description of the plant:
An erect, spiny shrub, with a tendency to climb, the branches usually armed with long, straight or hook-like twisted, often spiny, sterile branchlets. Leaves imparipinnate, 2.5-5 cm long; leaflets 3-5 pairs, alternate, obversely oval. Flowers small, white, in a simple or branched axillaty racemes, shorter than the leaves. Pods compressed, reniform, 1.6-2.5 cm long.


Using information:
A spoonful of powdered root in a tumblerful of water is beleived to be effective in destroying the effects of alcohol (Yusuf et al. 2009).

EtOH(50%) extract of aerial parts is diuretic and spasmogenic (Asolkar et al.,1992).

Forests of Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts and Sundarbans.