Family: Scrophulariaceae

Synonym:Bacopa procumbens (Mill.) Greenm.

Bengali/Vernacular name: Mikardan.

English name: Baby jump up.

Description of the plant: An annual, prostrate, glabrous herb. Stem usually branched, 10-30 cm long, rooting at nodes, 4-angled, slightly twisted. Leaves opposite, leaf blade elliptic to ovate, chartaceous, apex acute, base decurrent, margin serrulate.Flowers axillary, 2 per node, subtended by leafy bracts; corolla lemon-yellow, slightly exserted beyond the calyx.Fruit a capsule, oblong, loculicidally 2-valved; seeds minute.

Plant parts used: Leaf.

Herbal uses: Leaves of the plant are used as poultice in boils, and sores.

Paste prepared from the leaves of the plant is applied to treat cuts, wounds, and ringworm.

Distribution: The species is found in Chittagong, Bogra, Rajshahi, Dhaka, and Tangail district.

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