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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