Polygonum hydropiper L.

Family : Polygonaceae

Local name : Pothorua bihlongoni (As)

Annual herb; leaves alternate, lanceolate, entire; flowers in terminal and axillary racemes, green but on maturity pink outside, perianth abour 2mm across; fruits nutlets, trigonous.

Distribution :    Common weed of damp and law lying places.

Uses :  Whole plant used as carminative, anthelmintic and diuretic, also used as fish poison.


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