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Croton bonplandianum from Hooghly


surajitkoley May 4, 2012 10:06 AM
Posted in group: efloraofindia
Sir / Madam,

This is a common wild herb found along roadside hedges. I remember that we used to apply its faintly milky white latex on our minor wounds & bruises while playing in our childhood. Much later i heard / read (?) that like our own saliva plant sap also contains lysozyme that helps fight bacteria and thereby quicken healing of wounds.

Species : Croton bonplandianum Baill.
Habit & Habitat : wild herb, roadside, uncultivated area
Date : 15-03-12, 10.15 a.m.
Place : Hooghly, WB

Thank you & Regards,

Surajit Koley