Scientific name: Corchorus capsularis L.

Family: Tiliaceae

Bengali/Vernacular name: Deshipat, Titapat, Nalita, Sadapat (Bengali); Tita hat (Noakhali).

Tribal name:  Shaw-apang (Rakhaing).

English name: White jute, Jute.

Description of the plant: An annual herb, erect, attaining up to 2 m. Leaves 7.5-10 cm long, lanceolate, acute or acuminate, serrate, the lower serrature on each side usually prolonged into filiform appendage. Flowers oppositifolious, 2-3 fasciculate or sometimes solitary, in short cymes. Capsules 3-valved, the valves with transverse septa. Capsules 12 mm across, subglobose, depressed.

Corchorus capsularis

Plant parts used: Leaf.

Medicinal uses: Infusion of dried leaves is taken for liver disorder.

Decoction of the leaves is taken for the treatment of dysentery, cough.

Leaf paste is used for poulticing sores.

Infusion of leaves is taken for the treatment of dyspepsia, fever.

Distribution: Cultivated in most of the district.

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