Synonym:Cryptolepis elegans Wall. ex G.Don
Bengali/Vernacular name: China karanta.
English name: Elegant cryptolepis.
Description of the plant: A slender, wiry twiner. Leaves petiolate, petioles very slender, lamina oblong or oblong-lanceolate, glabrous above, glaucous beneath, apex apiculate, base rounded. Inflorescence of slender cymes, glabrous; flower greenish-yellow. Fruit a follicle, slender.
Plant parts used: Leaf, stem, root.
Herbal uses: A decoction prepared from the roots of the plant is taken in empty stomach twice a day (50 ml amount each time) for 15 days to treat impotence.
A paste made with the leaves of the plant is applied to the snakebite place by tightly tying with a piece of cloth to treat it.
The leaves and stems of the plant are used externally for the treatment of traumatic injury, and scabies.
Distribution: It is found in Sylhet, Chittagongdistricts, and theChittagong Hill Tracts.
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