Synonym:Cinnamomum albiflorum Nees, Laurus tamala Buch.-Ham.
Bengali/Vernacular name: Tejpata (Bengali), Tejhata (Noakhali).
Tribal name: Garuifung (Chak), Shifruu (Marma), Matuinana (Pangkhoa), Kaa-wie-raw (Rakhaing).
English name: Cassia lignea, Cassia cinnamon.
Description of the plant: A medium-sized evergreen tree, up to 15 m high. Leaves opposite, subopposite or alternate, 10-15 cm long, ovate-oblong or elliptic to oblong-lanceolate, apex acuminate, base narrowed. Inflorescence a panicle, 8-15 cm long, branches and pedicels grey pubescent; flowers grey outside and yellow inside. Fruit a drupe, ovoid or globose, black when ripe.
Plant parts used: Leaf.
Herbal uses: Pea-sized pills made with the leaves of the plant are taken twice a day (one pill each time) with warm water for one week to treat abdominal pain, body pain, hook worm infestation, gynecological complexity, and anorexia.
Powder made with the dried leaves of the plant, after mixing with honey it is taken twice a day (2 g amount each time) until the cardiac weakness is cured.
An extract made with the leaves of the plant is taken four times a day (100 ml amount each time) until the chicken pox is cured.
Cottonseed-sized pills made with the leaves of the plant are taken thrice a day (one pill each time) for two days to treat flatulence.
Cottonseed-sized pills made with the leaves of the plant are taken twice a day (one pill each time) until the tuberculosis is cured.
A paste made with the dried leaves of the plant is applied to the boils once a day for seven days to treat it.
Distribution: It is found in the hilly forest areas of greater Sylhet districts and also found in other areas under cultivation.
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