Reference Work Entry

Indian Medicinal Plants

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Leea crispa Linn.

Family

Vitaceae.

Habitat

North-Eastern India and in Western parts of Deccan Peninsula.

Folk

Banachelt (Maharashtra), Banachalit (Bengal), Nalugu, Nellu (Kerala).

Action

Leaves—applied to wounds. Root tubers—used for guineaworm. Plant—a host of the Indian lac insect.

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