motha piluk (Marathi), kojambe ballu (Tulu), kojambe balli (Kannada), manna-valli (Malaylam)
Cultivated throughout the Bangladesh.
Indo-Malesia. In the districts of Alappuzha, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Palakkad, Kannur, Kozhikkode, Thrissur, Ernakulam, Wayanad in India.
Botanical Description 3
Combretum latifolium is climbing shrubs has globular glands, becoming glabrous, its branchlets pale-brown scaly mixed with minute rufous. Leaves are oblong-elliptic to elliptic-obovate, base cuneate,
Common Ethnobotanical Use 4
As insecticides, bark and stem of this shrub is used, while the juice of leaves used in the treatment for dysentery. The plant is also used for bacterial infections, malaria, abdominal disorders, bilharzias, diarrhea, pneumonia, venereal diseases, respiratory infections, skin and fevers and sore throats.
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