Scientific name: Rumex dentatus L.

Family: Polygonaceae

Synonym: Rumex klotzschianus Meissn.

Bengali/Vernacular name: Bon-palong.

English name: Toothed dock, Indian dock.

Description of the plant: Annual herb. Leaves simple, alternate, lower leaves distinctly petiolate, lamina oblong, glabrous, membranous, base rounded or truncate, apex broadly obtuse to round, sometimes acute, upper leaves smaller. Inflorescence racemose, panicle-like. Flowers aggregated in axillary clusters or in whorld, pedicellate, bisexual. Fruit a nut, enclosed in the enlarged inner tepals.

Rumex dentatus

Plant parts used: Leaf and stem.

Medicinal uses: Paste prepared from leaves and stems of the plant is applied on the affected area for the treatment of bleeding from cutting wound.

Juice extracted from leaves and stems of the plant is taken for the treatment of gonorrhoea.

Distribution: It is occurs in almost all the districts of Bangladesh.

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