Scientific name: Dentella repens (L.) J.R.Forst. & G.Forst.

Family: Rubiaceae

Synonym: Oldenlandia repens L. 

Bengali/Vernacular name: Bhuipat, Sada phuli, Sada jabri.

English name: Creeping dentella, Creeping lickstoop. 

Description of the plant: An annual creeping herb. Leaves narrowly elliptic or oblong, 1 cm long or less. Flowers axillary, in the fork of branches, small, solitary, white. Capsule ovoid, crowned by the sepals, hairy and many seeded.

Dentella repens 

Plant parts used: Leaf.

Ethnomedicinal uses: A fresh juice is extracted from the leaves of the plant is taken to control high blood pressure.

A paste is made with the leaves of the plant is applied to treat eczema.

Crushed warm leaves are given for loose motion.

Paste prepared from the leaves of the plant is used for poulticing sores.

Distribution: It occurs almost throughout the country.

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