LUVUNGA SCANDENS Buch.-Ham

Family: Rutaceae

Bengali/Vernacular Name: Labangaphal, Lavangalota.

Description of the Plant:
A scandent evergreen shrub generally tufted from the ground with strong axillary spines. Leaves 3-foliolate, long-pelioled; leaflets lanceolate or oblong-lanceolate, coriaceous. Flowers conspicuous, white, in glabrous, cymose racemes in the axils of the leaves; petals about 10-12 mm long. Berries oval, obscurely 3-lobed, the size of a pigeon's egg.

Using Information:
Root and berries are cooling and aphrodisiac; allay thirst, cures consumption, biliousness, burning and fever (Yusuf et al. 2009).

Chemical Constituents:

Four crystalline neutral compounds have been isolated from mature fruits (Chopra, 1992). Myricardiol, taraxerol and myricolal have been isolated from the bark (Rastogi and Mehrotra, 1990).

Distribution:
Forests of Sylhet.


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