HYDROLEA ZEYLANICA Vahl.

Family: Hydrophyllaceae

Bengali/Vernacular Name: Kasschara, Ishalangulia.

Tribal Name: Rehankhuni (Marma).

Description of the Plant:
An annual marsh herb, usually decumbent, 15-50 cm long. Leaves 2.5-6.3 cm long, lanceolate or linear-lanceolate, acute, glabrous. Flowers numerous, in racemes on short lateral branches; corolla blue with darker veins, deeply divided, 5-6 mm long. Capsule 4 mm long, ovoid-oblong, enclosed in the enlarged persistent sepals.

Using Information:
The leaves are considered to possess cleaning, healing and antiseptic properties. Pulp of the plant is applied as a poultice on neglected and callous ulcers. The plant is used for pain in Khagrachari (Yusuf et al. 2009).

EtOH(50%) extract of plant is hypoglycaemic and antiprotozoal (Asolkar et al., 1992).

Distribution:
Throughout the country in fallow wet-lands.


HYDROLEA ZEYLANICA
HYDROLEA ZEYLANICA Vahl.



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