PHRAGMITES KARKA (Retz.)Trin.

Family: Poaceae

Bengali/Vernacular Name: Nal, Khagra, Nal khagra.

Description of the Plant:
A tall, stout, perennial grass. Leaves distichous, linear to broadly lanceolate, tip subulate. Panicle, brownish-purple, 15-60 cm long, erect, branches widely spreading.

Using Information:
The plant is cooling and aphrodisiac; useful in biliousness, urinary troubles, vaginal and uterine complaints, erysipelas, and heart diseases. The root is regarded as cooling and diaphoretic (Yusuf et al. 2009).

Distribution:
All over the country in swamps, canal and river banks.

PHRAGMITES KARKA
PHRAGMITES KARKA (Retz.)Trin.



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