HEDYOTIS SCANDENS Roxb.

Family: Rubiaceae

Tribal Name: Bishma, Bhuitida, Basachilla (Chakma).

Description of the Plant:
A slender woody much-branched climbing shrub. Leaves sessile or shortly petioled, 7.6-12.7 cm long, elliptic or lanceolate, acuminate. Flower very small, white, subumbellate, in terminal, spreading, leafy cymes.


HEDYOTIS SCANDENS
HEDYOTIS SCANDENS Roxb.


Using Information:
Warm leaf paste is applied on boils. An infusion of the leaves is given in stomach pain by the Chakma in Rangamati (Yusuf et al. 2009).

EtOH(50%) extract of plant is diuretic (Asolkar et al., 1992).

Distribution:
Forests of Chittagong and Chittagong Hill Tracts and Cox's Bazar, in shady areas.


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