It is a kind of creeper plant. One sees it in all parts of Bangladesh, in hilly and forest as well as in plain land and by the side of tanks. It has three-cornered green leaves, soft trunk and tiny white flower that blossom in clusters. The flowers generally blossom in the dry season. Its seeds grow from its flowers.
Assamlata has medicinal properties. If there is a cut anywhere on ones bady application of the fluid of its leaves stops bleeding and helps in healing the severed parts. It is useful in the treatment of dysentery and jaundice.
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