Synonym: Brassica oleracea L. var. botrytis L
Bengali/Vernacular name: Phulkapi.
Tribal name: Kopi-bawn, Pay-bawn-kopi (Rakhaing).
English name: Cauliflower.
Description of the Plant: An annual or biennial glabrous herb, up to 80 cm tall; stem 20-30 cm long. Leaves in a rosette of 15-25, large, oblong to ovate, more or less erect. Flower head (curd) consists of a dome of proliferated floral meristem, white to cream or yellow, on many short and fleshy peduncles. Racemes congested, fleshy and abbreviated, more or less covered with leaves. Flowers bisexual, tetramerous. Fruit a silique, 10-30 seeded; seeds globose, brown.
Plant parts Used: Leaf.
Uses: Juice extracted from the leaves of the
plant is taken thrice a day (10 ml amount each time) for 15 days to treat
gastric ulcer, and hyperacidity.
A paste made with the leaves of the plant is applied to the cutting wound by tying with a piece of cloth to treat it.
Juice extracted from the leaves of the plant is taken twice a day (10 ml amount each time) until the scurvy is cured.
Distribution: It is grown throughout the country.
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