Scientific name: Albizia richardiana (Voigt) King & Prain.

Family: Mimosaceae

Synonym:  Gagnebina richardiana Wall.

Bengali/Vernacular name: Raj koroi, Belati sirish, Bilati amluki, Gagan siris.

Tribal name: Chanygae (Rakhaing).

Description of the plant: A fast growing tree with pseudo-dichotomously branching habit and straight bole, forming a beautiful crown. Leaves compound, 2-pinnate, pinnae 8-14 pairs, leaflets 60-100 pairs, linear-falcate, sessile. Flowers small, greenish-white. Pods flat and strap-shaped, shortly beaked, dull greyish-brown, dehiscent.

Abizia richardiana

Plant parts used: Leaf.

Medicinal uses: Decoction of leaves is used for the treatment of night blindness.

Paste prepared from leaves of the plant is applied on the biting place twice a day until the poison is eliminated to treat snake bite.

Fresh juice extracted from the leaves of the plant, massage is done on the affected part of the body twice a day until the rheumatism is cured.

Distribution: It occurs in all parts of the Bangladesh.



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