Family: Annonaceae

Synonym:Desmos longiflorus (Roxb.) Saff.

Bengali/Vernacular name: Kulla.

Tribal name: Echoihrang (Chakma).

Description of the plant: A slender, sparingly branched, glabrous shrub or small tree, buds golden-silky. Leaves with petiole 1-2 cm long, lamina 12-30 X 3-10 cm, narrowly oblong or lanceolate, entire, acuminate, base rounded, pellucid dotted, chartaceous, shining above, glaucous beneath. Flowers axillary, red, elongated, silky when young, soon glabrous.

Plant parts used: Leaf.

Herbal uses: An extract made with the leaves of the plant, hot bath is advised to have with that extract once a day for ten days to treat oedema.

An extract made with the leaves of the plant is used for havinghot bath once a day for seven days to treat nausea.

Extract prepared from the leaves of the plant is used as mouth wash during toothache.

Distribution: It is found inSylhet, Chittagong, and Chittagong Hill Tracts.

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