Family: Euphorbiaceae

Bengali/Vernacular Name: Nim puteli, Nunia kachi, Chotabura; Noon kocho (Chittagong); Gulli (Sylhet).

Tribal Name: Bol-thathu (Garo); Ketaki (Chakma).

Description of the Plant:
A small evergreen tree, often shrubly; young shoots and leaves very wooly; Leaves peltate, orbicular, 10-20 cm in diam., acuminate, remotely glandular toothed, very wooly. Flowers in stout, erect, 15-30 cm long racemes. Fruit a capsule, deeply 3-lobed; young fruits prickly.

Using Information:
The roots of this plant and Amaranthus spinosus are crushed together and taken with water, to stop bleeding through nose and mouth (Yusuf et al. 2009).

Forests of Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Cox's Bazar, Sylhet, usually growing in the out skirt of the forests.

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