Pothos SCANDENS L.
|Synonym :|| Batis hermaphrodita Blanco
Podospadix angustifolia Raf.
Pothos decipiens Schott
Tapanava indica Raf.
|Bangla Name :||Sunat, Batilata, Sundad, Hatilata. ,Hijing chinepata (Chakma).|
|English Name :||-|
|Disease :||Abscess, convulsions, epilepsy, asthma, hysteria.|
|Description :||An extensive, climber, clothing trees like ivy, stem leafy. Leaves very variable, 5-10 cm long, obovate, elliptic or lanceolate, acute, acuminate or apiculate, base cuneate or rounded, petiole broadly winged, 2.5-7.5 cm long. Spathe 4-6 mm long, cymbiform, cuspidate, green. Spadix yellow, as long as the spathe, stipitate, globose, ovoid or shortly oblong, the stipes as long as the inflorescence. Berries 13-17 mm, oblong, scarlet on ripenig.|
|Distribution :||North Bengal, Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts.|
|Chemical Constituents :||-|
|Uses :||The root bruised and fried in oil is applied to cure abscess. Infusion of the leaves is used in both for curing convulsions and epilepsy. Cut stem with camphor is smoked like tobacco for asthma. The plant is given for hysteria and snake-bite in Khagrachar|