Family: Lamiaceae

Synonym: Phlomis biflora Vahl                               

Bengali/Vernacular name: Fulidron.

Tribal name: Pi tung sa (Marma).

English name: Two-flowered leucas.

Description of the Plant: A perennial herb, many branches arising from a woody root-stock. Stem square, much velvety with deflexed hairs at the ribs. Leaves ovate-oblong, blunt or narrowed at tip to somewhat long-pointed, rounded or narrowed at base, toothed at margins. Flowers borne in 1-4 flowered whorls in leaf axils, white, two-lipped.  Nutlets 1.5-2 mm long, flat at top, brown.

Plant parts Used: Leaf, stem.

Traditional Uses: Decoction prepared from leaves and stems of the plant is used to cure diarrhea, and fever.
Poultice of plants are applied externally to treat headache.
Decoction of plant is used to treat jaundice.
The plant is used to treat malaria, and asthma.
The mature leaf decoction is used as eye drop twice a day in case of conjunctivitis.
Juice extracted from the leaves of the plant is applied directly to stop instance of bleeding from nose.
Four to five leaves are also prescribed to chew with a leaf of Piper betel (Pan pata) for the women who suffer from white discharge.
Paste made with leaves and stems of the plant, then plaster is made on the fractured bone with that paste, and kept for two days to treat bone fracture.
Pea-sized pills are made from leaves of the plant are taken thrice a day (two pills each time) for 30 days to treat cirrhosis.
Paste made from leaves and stems of the plant, after warming it is applied to the infected throat twice a day for three days to treat tonsillitis

Distribution: This species is found in Chittagong, and Tangail districts.

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