TREVESIA PALMATA Vis.

Family: Araliaceae

Tribal name: To podda ga, Preaka, Chainda (Marma).

Description of the Plant:
An unbranched small tree, 3-4.5 m high, with short prickles on the stem. Leaves large, 30-60 cm across, deeply palmatifid or palmatisect, lobes acuminate, serrate. Petiole 60-80 cm long. Flowers small, yellowish in umbels which are corymbesely arranged in terminal panicles. Fruit 16 mm long, ovoid.

Using Information:
Paste prepared from roots and fruits are applied to snake-bites. Root paste is applied to swollen and painful penis of childrens in Chittagong Hill Tracts. Root pieces are used as talismans against dropsy; generally five talismans are used: two at ankles and two at wrists and one at the neck.

Distribution:
Forests of Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts and Sylhet.


TREVESIA PALMATA
TREVESIA PALMATA Vis.



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