Maranta arundinacea L.

Family : Marantaceae

Local name : Tora alu.

Erect, slender unbranched herb with large fleshy rhizome; leaves large, ovate-oblong to ovate-lanceolate; flowers white in clusters.

Distribution : Cultivated.

Uses :  Rhizome used in dysentery, dyspepsia and constipation.


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