Barringtonia acutangula (L.) Gaertn. 

Family : Barringtoniaceae

Local name : Hidal, Bijal (As.)

Small tree; leaves shortly stalked, alternate, obovate-oblong or cuneate-elliptic, entire or minutely denticulate, crowded towards the end of the branches; flowers deep pink, in long slender pendulous racemes; fruits quadrangular-oblong.

Distribution :    Sporadic in marshy grassland along river banks.

Uses : Seeds used in gonorrhoea.


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A Database of Medicinal Plants of Assam