Synonym: Sonchus orixensis Roxb.
Bengali/Vernacular name: Ban palang.
Tribal name: Pema (Marma).
English name: So palang, Corn-sow thistle.
Description of the Plant: A perennial, rhizomatous herb, up to 90 cm tall. Leaves 15-30 cm long, hairless, linear-oblanceolate, acute or acuminate at the apex, spinously denticulate, shallowly to deeply pinnatified, attenuate at the base. Flower-heads few, 2.5-5 cm across, umbellately corymbose. Florets bright yellow. Fruit a cypsela, slightly compressed, narrowly ellipsoidal-oblong.
Plant parts Used: Leaf, stem.
Uses: A paste made with the leaves and stems of the plant is applied for
Juice extracted from the leaves and stems of the plant is administered for the treatment of jaundice, cough, bronchitis, and asthma.
A paste made with the leaves and stems of the plant is applied to whole body until the hysteria is cured.
Distribution: This species is found in Rangamati, Bandarban, Comilla, Noakhali, Netrokona, and Dhaka districts.
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