Family: Euphorbiaceae

Synonym:Adelia neriifolia B.Heyne ex Roth

Bengali/Vernacular name:Painna vedaka, Jamynerei.

English name: Water-willow.

Description of the plant: A gregarious evergreen shrub or small tree, 2-4 m tall. Leaves linear-lanceolate, 12-20 cm long, 1.5-2 cm wide; the upper surface is green and shining; the lower surface, brown and hairy. Inflorescence a many-flowered spike. Fruit a capsule, subglobose, densely pubescent, tricoccus, yellowish-grey.

Plant parts used: Leaf, root.

Herbal uses: A decoction made with theleaves of the plantis used against itches.

The pounded leaves are applied as a poultice against skin diseases.

Decoction of root is used as remedy for stone, bladder stones, gonorrhoea, and gastric ulcer.

An extract made with the leaves of the plant is used for gargling twice a day for six days to treat toothache.

A fresh juice extracted from the roots of the plant is taken twice a day (5 ml amount each time) for seven days to treat influenza.

An infusion prepared from the leaves of the plant is used to treat malaria and scabies.

Distribution: It is found in Chittagong and Sylhet districts.

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