IXORA NIGRICANS R. Br. ex Wight & Arn.

Family: Rubiaceae

Tribal name: Dikranga chuillya (Chakma).

Description of the Plant:
A large shrub or small evergreen tree. Leaves 10-15 cm long, elliptic-oblong or lanceolate or obovate obtusely and acutely acuminate. Flowers white, small, few or numerous in sessile or peduncled brachiate cymes, broader than long. Fruit globose or didymous, size of a pea.

Using Information:
The root extract is taken frequently by Chakmas for the treatment of diarrhoea. Tanchangyas use leaf extract for the treatment of dysentery (Yusuf et al. 2009). EtOH(50%) extract of aerial parts is antiviral, spasmolytic and CNS depressant (Asolkar et al., 1992).

Distribution:
Forests of Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts and Cox’s Bazar.


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