|Bengali Name :||Kurchi(কুর্চি), Kutuj(কুটজ)|
|Common Name :||Kurchee, Jasmine Tree, White Angel.|
|Botanical Name :||Holarrhena pubescens|
|Synonym :||Holarrhena antidysenterica|
|Family :||Apocynaceae(Oleander family)|
This medicinal plant is very renown in Ayurveda. It is native to South Asian territory and Malaya along side it's proximity areas. It is known as Kurchi(কুর্চি), Kutuj(কুটজ), etc in our Bangladesh(বাংলাদেশ). It doesn't have any common names, but people from Philippine call this as White Angel. Botanical name of the plant is Holarrhena pubescens. It belongs to the plant family Apocynaceae.
Kurchi(কুর্চি) is a shrub or small sized brunched tropical Asian plant. It's wood is hard and the bark is grey to whitish in color. Alternately arranged leafs are slight larger and having ovate or elliptical shape. Leaf has a very short stalk connect to the stem/branch.
Flowers bloom as a small bunch from the branch of the plant. Color is white, but turns into slight yellowish later. Flower has a sweet fragrance. Five petals, and the tip of the petal is rounded.
Synonym of the plant is Chonemorpha antidysenterica, and you can guess that it may work against dysentery. Basically the root and the barks are used to sooth the fever, diarrhoea, and dysentery.
Photos of this article were taken from Khagrachhori(খাগড়াছড়ি) during the July 2012. It was near to the Resung Waterfall(রিসাং ঝরনা).
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