Scientific name: Brownlowia elata Roxb.

Family: Tiliaceae

Synonym: Brownlowia gamosepala (Turcz.) Burret

Bengali/Vernacular name: Much gach, Mus, Moos.

Tribal name: Mos gach (Chakma).

Description of the plant: A lofty tree, branches spreading. Leaves ovate, base cordate, apex acute, glabrous, white beneath, sometimes peltate, petiole 8-10 cm or longer. Panicle terminal, as long as the terminal leaf; flowers yellow. Follicles obliquely ovate, woody.

Brownlowia elata

Plant parts used: Leaf.

Ethnomedicinal uses: A paste is made with the leaves of the plant is applied on the biting place twice a day for three days to treat poisonous insect stings.

The plant is used for diarrhoea and syphilis.

Distribution: The species is found in Cox’s Bazar, Chittagong, and Chittagong Hill Tracts.

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