Ricinus communis L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Local name : Era-goch (As.); Indi biphang (Bd.).
Tall glabrous shrub; stem fistular, often red-suffused; leaves alternate, peltate, palmately lobed, serrate; flowers monoecious, in terminal, subpaniculate racemes, male flowers at the top, female ones at the base; fruits achinate, capsule.
Distribution : Cultivated and also occurring wild, appears to be escape.
Uses : Roots used in post natal care; stem used in blood dysentery and carbuncle; leaves used in inflammation of joints and sprain, rheumatic pain, ringworm and eczema; seeds used in piles and rheumatism.
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