Scientific name: Leonurus sibiricus L.
Synonym: Leonurus occidentalis Colla
Bengali/Vernacular name: Roktodron, Juma, Jajura.
Tribal name: Mau-cco-deyn-pang (Rakhaing).
English name: Motherwort, Honeyweed.
Description of the plant: An erect, branched, somewhat hairy, annual herb, up to 2 m tall. Leaves are 5-10 cm long, pinnately or palmately 3- to many-parted; lobes are narrow and often incised, the upper leaves entire, linear and pale beneath. Flowers are crowded, occurring in numerous whorls, red.
Plant parts used: Leaf, root.
Ethnomedicinal uses: A fresh juice is extracted from the leaves of the plant is taken thrice a day (5 ml amount each time) for three days to treat hysteria.
A paste is made with leaves of the plant are applied on the forehead twice a day for the treatment of headache.
The fresh juice is extracted from the roots of the plant is advised to take twice a day (5 ml amount each time) for three days to treat fever.
Juice extracted from leaves of the plant is used for the treatment of bronchitis.
The juice extracted from leaves of the plant is poured in to ear to relieve earache.
The leaves of the plant are used for the treatment of rheumatism, dysmenorrhoea, psoriasis, scabies, and various skin eruptions.
Distribution: It is found almost throughout the country.
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