Scientific name: Phyllanthus reticulatus Poir.
Synonym: Cicca microcarpa Benth.
Bengali/Vernacular name: Chitki, Panjuli, Panseuli, Pankushi (Bengali); Chindi hata (Noakhali).
Tribal name: Kamboi lodi pata (Chakma); Ghung-nel, Gounni (Marma); Bospai (Tripura); Charitae (Bawm); Sinaa-bawn (Rakhaing).
English name: Reticulated leaf-flaver.
Description of the plant: A large often scandent shrub; branches slender. Leaves 1.3-3.2 cm long, oblong or elliptic, tip rounded obtuse or acute. Flowers small, axillary, the males in fascicles of 2-6, subracemose on slender branches, the females solitary. Fruit small, sub granulate.
Plant parts used: Leaf.
Medicinal uses: Gargling is done with the leaf extract of the plant twice a day until the mouth sore is cured.
A paste is made with leaves of the plant is applied on the boils once a day for seven days to treat it.
Fresh juice extracted from leaves of the plant is taken thrice a day until the diabetes and dysentery are cured.
Leaf paste is applied on the affected area for the treatment of burning wound.
Distribution: Throughout the country in fallow lands.
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