DESMODIUM RETROFLEXUM DC.

Family: Fabaceae

Description of the plant:
A small undershrub. Leaves 1-foliolate, subcoriaceous, rotundate-cordate, 2.5-5 cm long and broad. Racemes copious, simple, axillary and terminal, very dense, subsessile, 2.5 cm or less long. Flowers small, corolla twice the calyx. Pod 10-13 mm long, joints 3-5.


DESMODIUM RETROFLEXUM
DESMODIUM RETROFLEXUM DC.


Using information:
The root is considered deobstruent, emmenagogue, stomachic and aperient (Yusuf et al. 2009).

Distribution:
Sylhet.