Family: Rutaceae

Synonym: Acronychia laurifolia Blume                  

Bengali/Vernacular name: Ban jamir.

Tribal name: Mutta nari (Manipuri).

English name: Clawflowered laurel, Laka wood, Indian aspen.

Description of the Plant:  A large shrub or small tree. Leaves petiolate, lamina opposite, oblong-lanceolate, acute to cuneate at the base, acute or obtusely acuminate at the apex, entire margin.  Flowers greenish white, born in axillary corymbose panicles, about 14 mm across in inflorescences of 4-24 cm wide. Fruit a drupe, subglobose or ovoid or ellipsoid, cream to tawny, dark brownish, turning dark when dry. Seeds 2-4, ovoid, green.

Plant parts Used: Leaf, bark, root.

Traditional Uses: The leaves are burnt near small-pox patient to treat it.
Juice extracted from the roots of the plant is applied to skin against rheumatism, and extract from the bark is used against itch.
Decoction prepared from the leaves, roots, and barks of the plant is used for the treatment of scabies, sores, and ulcers.
Leaf decoction is advised to take for the treatment of stomach disorder.

Distribution: This species is found in the forests of Sylhet, Chittagong, and Cox’s Bazar districts.

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