Scientific name: Monochoria hastata (L.) Solms.
Synonym: Monochoria hastaefolia Presl
Bengali/Vernacular name: Baranukha.
Tribal name: Khojutti (Chakma), Kowcha-rai-kayn (Chak), Kenchuri dalok (Tripura), Kyu-churi (Marma), Beda-bawn (Rakhaing), Tikri (Tripura).
English name: Arrowleaf false pickerelweed, Arrow-leaf monochoria, Arrow-leafed pondweed.
Description of the plant: A perennial robust herb with often long rhizome, covered with the remains of old leaf sheaths. Leaves 6-7 cm long, long-petioled, sagittate, hastate or cordate. Flowers racemed or subumbellate, colour violet-blue, dotted with red. Seeds a capsule, oblong, rounded at each end.
Plant parts used: Leaf.
Medicinal uses: Leaves are used as poultice after boils have burst.
Leaf juice is taken for the treatment of diarrhoea, dysentery and cough
Distribution: Throughout Bangladesh in swamps.
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