PREMNA ESCULENTA Roxb.

Family: Verbenaceae

Tribal name: Kamrah, Kramu-rauh (Marma.), Un Adehye Nah (Bawm), Kasobu (Murang).

Description of the Plant:
A short stemmed branching shrub. Leaves opposite, 10-20 cm long, elliptic or elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate, sharply serrate, base cuneate. Flowers small, yellowish white, in dense, globose corymbs at the end of the branchlets. Fruits drupaceous, globose about 2 cm across, purplish.

Using information:
The leaves are diuretic and applied externally in dropsy. In Chittagong Hill Tracts the leaves are cooked in curries; root paste is taken with fermented rice water for urinary problems; it also expels stones from urinary tracts. The leaves are one of the ingredients of a medicine used for jaundice in Khagrachari. Fresh leaves are given to the patients as a tonic. Leaves cooked with Nappi, (a fermented paste of varieties of marine fishes) is an important diet for the patient of jaundice in Chittagong Hill Tracts (Yusuf et al. 2009).

Distribution:
Forests of Chittagong and Chittagong Hill Tracts.


PREMNA ESCULENTA
PREMNA ESCULENTA Roxb.



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