Christella hispidula (Decne) Holtt.

Family : Thelypteridaceae

Local name : Bihdhekia, bihlangoni (As.)

Rhizome short creeping, sparsely scaly; stipes abaxially rounded, adaxially grooved, hairy, grey-brown at base, stramineous above; lamina ovate-lanceolate, simple pinnate; lateral pinnae sessile, subopposite; sori medial or sometimes a little supramedial, round.

Distribution : Common, in open places.

Uses :  Leaves commonly used in chanting incantations by traditional healers; rhizome used in cold and asthma.


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A Database of Medicinal Plants of Assam