URENA SINUATA L.

Family: Malvaceae

Bengali/Vernacular Name: Kunjia, Kungooya.

Description of the Plant:
Shrubby, up to 2 m high. Leaves 2.5-7.5 cm long, more or less stellately hairy, cordate or truncate at the base, irregularly lobed to bellow the middle; lobes 3-5 or more, dialated upwards, with rounded sinuses. Flowers small, clustered in the axils; corolla rose-coloured, 2-2.5 cm diam. Capsules pubescent, covered with blunt spines.

Using Information:
Roots are considered emollient, refrigerant and maturant; used as an external application for lumbago. Leaves are prescribed in inflammation of the intestine and the bladder; decoction is given in colic. Infusion of the flowers is used in bronchitis.

Distribution:
Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Dhaka, Dinajpur, Gazipur, Kustia and other places.


URENA SINUATA
URENA SINUATA L.



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