OPHIORRHIZA HARRISIANA Heyne

Family: Rubiaceae

Tribal Name: Jari, Kalashona (Chakma), Jariphul (Tanchunga), Ru bong, Thong Row (Marma).

Description of the Plant:
A small, slender, perennial herb, stems, leaves and cymes tomentose. Leaves 3.7-5 cm long, ovate, broadly ovate or elliptic-lanceolate, obtuse, acute or acuminate. Flowers small, white, in small, dichotomous cymes. Capsules compressed obcordate, glabrous.

Using Information:
The root extract is taken internally for the treatment of dysentery by the Chakmas in Rangamati. Leaf tea is taken for body and chest pain by the Marma (Yusuf et al. 2009).


OPHIORRHIZA HARRISIANA
OPHIORRHIZA HARRISIANA Heyne


Distribution:
Forests of Chittagong and Chittagong Hill Tracts, Sylhet, in shady areas.


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