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Madasak, Meda Lakri.

Litsea glutinosa (Loureiro) C. B. Robinson.
Synonym:
Plant Family:
Lauraceae.
Habit & Habitat:
A tree up to 8-15m tall, found in dry and sunny places of sub-tropical zone.
Plant Description:
Leaves simple elliptic-obovate. Young branches and leaves with gray-yellow small hairs. Inflorescence composed of umbels solitary or on short branchelets,few flowered.Male flower have 15 or more stamens. Fruit globose.
Flowering and Fruiting:
May-July.
Harvesting Time:
May-December.
Medicinal Value:
Locally powder of leaves and bark is commonly used to hold broken bones and also as aphrodisiacs. It is called Hadi Jor in local area. Its paste is famous in local communities for back bone pain. It is also called Hadi Jor used on fracture bones, not of humans only but also on animals fractures. It has astringent and aphrodisiac characteristics.
Part Used:
Whole plant.
Occurrence:
Uncommon.
Future Perspective:
Collection, Drying, Packing, Herbal Pharmacy, Allopathic Pharmacy.
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