Lygodium FLEXUOSUM Sw.

Synonym : Hydroglossum flexuosum (L.) Willd.
Ophioglossum flexuosum L.
Ramondia flexuosa (L.) Mirb.
Bangla Name : Saralata fern (B), Miau-maka-la (Marma), Kuttijurkha (Tanchunga), Huttigurpo (Chakma).
English Name : -
Family : Lygodiaceae
Disease : Antibacterial, menorrhagia, rheumatism, sprains, scabies, ulcers, eczema, carbuncles and pain.
Description : A slender and graceful, climbing fern. Fronds stipitate-pinnate with the pinnules again pinnate or variously lobed or sub-palmate, all serrulate, sori protruding from the margin.
Distribution : Chittagong and Chittagong Hill Tracts.
Chemical Constituents : Roots contain flavonoids, quercetin and pentahydroxyflavone-3-O-rutinoside (Ghani, 2003).
Uses : Plant is expectorant and antibacterial, infusion is used in menorrhagia. Marma of Chittagong Hill Tracts applies the plant juice to insect bites as an antidote, after squeezing out a little blood. The fresh root boiled with mustard oil is applied external
Habit : Climber