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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