Dillenia indica L. 

Family : Dilleniaceae

Local name : Ow-tenga (As.); Thaigir biphang (Bd.).

Evergreen medium sized tree, with reddish brown wood; leaves oblong, lanceolate, serrate; flowers white, large, solitary, fragrant, subterminal, appearing with the leaves; fruits consist of imbricating sepals with glutinous pulp.

Distribution : Common in forests and also planted.

Uses :          Roots used in hydrocele and swelling of scrotum; bark used in stranguary; fruit used in dysentery, polydipsia and for dandruff.


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A Database of Medicinal Plants of Assam