Scientific name: Mangifera indica L.

Family: Anacardiaceae

Bengali/Vernacular name: Aam.

Tribal name: Tsasat, Ingsara (Mogh); Kraickci (Chak); Thakachu, Jegachu, Bochu (Garo); Thei-hai (Lushai); Ui fom (Murang); Thaihai (Pangkhoa); Sarabam, Thara-apang (Rakhaing); Sarock apaong (Marma); Amm gaith (Tanchangya).

English name: Mango.

Description of the plant: A medium to large-sized tree, with bole up to 45 m tall, crown dark green, dense and bushy. Leaves spirally arranged simple, 8-40 × 2-10 cm, narrowly elliptic to lanceolate, base acute, apex blunt, and margin often faintly wavy. Inflorescence a pyramidal panicle with male and female flowers, axillary, larger than the leaves. Flowers small, greenish-cream with reddish veins. Fruit a large fleshy drupe, variable in shape and size, yellow to red when ripe.

Mangifera indica

Plant parts used: Bark.

Medicinal uses: Decoction made from bark of the plant is used in cutting wound.

Juice extracted from bark is taken for the treatment of diarrhoea, dysentery and loose motion.

Distribution: It is cultivated throughout the country, high quality mangoes are grown in Chapai Nawabganj and Rajshahi district.

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