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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