MAESA INDICA Wall

Family: Myrsinaceae

Tribal name: Sain Khuing Trang, Thah Mong Su (Marma).

Description of the Plant:
A much-branched medium shrub. Leaves 7.5-15 cm long, ovate or acuminate, regularly or irregularly serrate-dentate. Flowers very small, white, numerous, in compound, panicles, usually glabrous raceme. Berry globose, creamy white, about 3 mm diam.


MAESA INDICA
MAESA INDICA Wall.


Using Information:
Poultice of the leaf is used to eject pus from boils by the Marma in Chittagong Hill Tracts. Fruits are considered anthelmintic. The roots are given in syphilis (Yusuf et al. 2009).

Chemical Constituents:
Sitosterol and quercetin-3-rhamnoside have been isolated from the leaves (Rastogi & Mehrotra, 1993). Throughout the country along the road sides and fellow lands..

Distribution: Forests of Chittagong and Chittagong Hill Tracts.


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