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Leea indica (Burm.f.) Merr.
Scientific Synonyms:

Previous name used in the website: Leea indica
Family name: VITACEAE
English name: Bandicoot Berry
Common Tree-Vine
Sinhala name: Burulla (බුරුල්ල)
Gurulla (ගුරුල්ල)
Tamil name: Nyckki
Otta-Nali
Nalava
Sanskrit name: Chatri
Conservation status: Available soon
Description: Shrub or small tree, 1-5 m tall, stem warted or smooth, Stipules fused with the petiole and encircling the stem. Leaves alternate, once or twice ( or thrice) imparipinnately compound, 19-50 cm long. Petiole 5-17 cm long, Leaflet opposite, petiolate, toothed, ovate- lanceolate to eliptic, rounded to cuneate at base, acute to caudate- acuminate at tip, 3-8(-21) cm long, 4-13 cm wide, pinnately veined. Flowers actinomorphic, hypogynous, perfect,complete, green to white in colour. Fruit 6-locular, each locule one seeded, placentation basal.
Native Distribution Status: Native
Edible parts: Available soon
Treatment for: Ring worms
Wounds
Ulcers
General pains
Excessive thirst
Warts
Acute cystitis
Strangury
Diarrhoea
Dysentery
Burns
Dental caries
Spleen disorders
Haemorrhoids
Fevers
Parts used in Treatment: Leaves
Roots
Fruits
Pith of the stem
Related Medical Properties: Antiseptic
Diuretic
Diluent
Pacifies vitiated Kapha and Pitta Doshas
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