MACARANGA DENTICULATA Muell.-Arg.

Family: (Euphorbiaceae)

Bengali/Vernacular Name: Burna, Burakochi, Ratabura, Mathura-ninia, Lepcha; Bura (Chittagong).

Description of the Plant:
A low evergreen tree, with a large spreading crown; young shoots, leaves and inflorescence rusty tomentose. Leaves large, peltate, denticulate or entire, base rounded. Flowers in axillary panicles. Fruit a capsule, about 6 mm diam.

Using Information:
The juice of the leaves and flowers is administered in cases of constipation, mucous stool and colic in Jointiapur of Sylhet (Yusuf et al. 2009).


MACARANGA DENTICULATA
MACARANGA DENTICULATA Muell.-Arg.


Chemical Constituents:
A new triterpene – 3-epitaraxerol along with teraxerone and β-sitosterol have been isolated from the plant (Rastogi & Mehrotra, 1993).

Distribution:
Forests of Chittagong and Chittagong Hill Tracts.


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