Synonym: Eryngium antihystericum Rottler
Bengali/Vernacular name: Bilati-dhone.
Tribal name: Bwhak pata (Bawm), Bilati baghor (Chakma), Belek bohok (Chak), Pungra pata (Hajong).
English name:Wild coriander.
Description of the plant: An herb, 8-40 cm high from a basal rosette, taproot fusiform with fibrous roots, stem branching, green. Basal leaves numerous, petioles short or obsolete, sheath up to 3 cm long, blade lanceolate or oblanceolate, 4-16 cm long, base cuneate, apex obtuse, callous-margined, spinulose-serrate. Inflorescence divaricately trifurcate, heads numerous.
Plant parts used: Leaf.
Herbal uses: Paste prepared from leaves of the plant is applied to the forehead by making a bandage twice a day for two days to treat headache.
A fresh juice extracted from leaves of the plant is taken twice a day (5 ml amount each time) for seven days to treat malaria.
Juice extracted from the leaves of the plant is taken thrice a day (5 ml amount each time) for three days to treat diarrhoea.
An extract made with the leaves of the plant by boiling in water is given twice a day until the constipation is cured.
A powder made with the leaves of the plant is advised to take with water twice a day (5 g amount each time) until the hypertension is cured.
Distribution: The species occurs in Dhaka and Tangail districts under cultivated condition.
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