Synonym:Diasperus niruri (L.) Kuntze
Bengali/Vernacular name: Vuiamla, Hajar dana, Chhatudana.
Tribal name: Grukhri (Marma), Kura amluki (Tanchangya).
English name: Seed-under-leaf, Stone-breaker.
Description of the plant: An erect, branching, slender, smooth herb growing 50-60 cm high. Leaves small and oblong, alternate and often imbricated, oblong to elliptic-oblong, 5-8 mm long, rather pale beneath, and on very short stalks.Flowers axillary and solitary, pale green or white, about 0.5 mm long.Capsules smooth, rounded, or somewhat flattened, 1.5-2 mm in diameter.
Plant parts used: Leaf, fruit, root.
Herbal uses: Fresh juice extracted from the plant, after adding little amount of honey or sugar it is taken twice a day (20 ml amount each time) until the jaundice is cured.
Infusion made with the roots and leavesof the plant is used as tonic for cold remedy.
Powder made from the dried plant is taken twice a day (5 g amount each time) with water until the leucorrhoea is cured.
Bitter fruit isused for tubercular ulcers, wounds, sores, scabies, and ringworm remedy.
A decoction made with the plant is taken twice a day (10 ml amount each time) until the spermatorrhoea is cured.
Powder made from the dried plant is taken twice a day (5 g amount each time) for some days to treat gonorrhoea.
Decoction prepared from the roots and leaves of the plant isused for stomachache remedy.
The leaves and roots of the plant are used for the treatment of asthma, bronchitis, leprosy, and anaemia.
Distribution: The species is found throughout the country.
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