Cryptocoryne spiralis (Retz.) Fisch. ex Wydler

Synonym : Ambrosina spirialis (Retz.) Roxb.
Arum spirale Retz.
Cryptocoryne spiralis var. spiralis
Cryptocoryne tortuosa Blatt. & Mccann
Bangla Name : -
English Name : East Indian Root.
Family : Araceae
Disease : Vomiting, cough, fever, tonic and antiperiodic.
Description : A small grass-like herb, on the edges of the ponds and ditches, submerged during the rains. Leaves linear-lanceolate, 10-15 cm long, 8-12 mm broad. Spathe tubular with connate margin. Spadix very slender, its tip adnate to the septum of the spathe. Female inflorescence 5-gonous, male one cylindric, 3-4 mm long, separated from each other by a naked interval of about 8 mm.
Distribution : Dhaka, in canals, ditches, beels and haors.
Chemical Constituents : -
Uses : Rhizome is used as a remedy for vomiting and cough in infants, but for abdominal complaints and fever in adults. The root is used as a tonic and antiperiodic.
Habit : Herb