|Croton bonplandianum from Hooghly||surajitkoley||5/4/12 10:06 AM|
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,
|Re: [efloraofindia:115600] Croton bonplandianum from Hooghly||Satish Phadke||5/4/12 10:13 AM|
Yes very good capture.--
Dr Satish Phadke
|Re: [efloraofindia:115600] Croton bonplandianum from Hooghly||surajitkoley||5/4/12 10:24 AM|
Thank you Satish Sir for confirming the ID as well as info on lysozymes.
|Re: [efloraofindia:115605] Croton bonplandianum from Hooghly||Gurcharan Singh||5/4/12 8:32 PM|
|Re: [efloraofindia:115605] Croton bonplandianum from Hooghly||surajitkoley||5/5/12 9:48 AM|
Thank you Gurcharan Sir for confirming. The Bengali name given to this plant is BON-TULASI, but we call it simply BON-GACHH (bon = wild, junglee; GACHH = any herb, shrub or tree)