Scientific name: Phyllanthus reticulatus Poir.

Family: Euphorbiaceae

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.

Phyllanthus reticulatus (1)
Phyllanthus reticulatus

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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