PHYLLANTHUS MADERASPATENSIS L.

Family: Euphorbiaceae

Bengali/Vernacular Name: Shet-murga, Muragphul.

Tribal Name: Soononbom, Kasopai (Marma), Su Sang Sak (Tanchamgya), Ranga chuma (Chakma), Se-ankanlingpo (Khumi).

English Name: Quail Grass, Cock’s Comb.

Description of the Plant:
An annual herb. Very variable in habit, erect, or decumbent below; stems low and herbaceous or erect, slender, woody with spreading branches. Leaves 6-25 mm, subsessile, narrowly or broadly cuneately obovate, glaucous beneath. Flowers small in axillary fascicle with one larger female. Fruit very small, globose, dry.

Using Information:
The leaves are expectorant and diaphoretic; useful in strangury and sweats. The seeds are carminative, laxative, tonic to the liver, diuretic, diaphoretic and astringent to the bowels; useful in bronchitis, earache, griping, ophthalmia and ascites. An infusion of the leaves is given in headache (Yusuf et al. 2009).

Distribution:
Chittagong.


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