Synonym : Leea angustifolia P. Lawson
Leea aspera Wall. ex G. Don
Leea latifolia Wall. ex Kurz
Leea robusta Roxb.
Bangla Name : Dholsamudra, Hastikarna, Hastikarna Polas (Natore).
English Name : -
Family : Leeaceae
Disease : Aastringent, alexipharmic and guineaworm.
Description : A low-shrub, up to 1 m high, with annual shoot, root tuberous, perennial. Leaves simple, large, broadly ovate, cordate, acute or acuminate, coarsely serrate, the lower leaves up to 60 cm long, the upper 15-23 cm. Flowers small, white, in terminal much branched, corymbose cymes. Berry 6-8 mm diam., depressed globose, lobed, black.
Distribution : Chittagong Hill Tracts.
Chemical Constituents : -
Uses : The tuberous roots are astringent and alexipharmac, used to kill guineaworm, and when pounded is applied to obstinate sores to promote cicatrisation. It is applied externally to allay pain and to stop the effusion of blood.
Habit : Herb