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Urena Sinuata,

The infusion of the root is used internally as an emollient and refrigerant; externally in skin diseases accompanied by smarting and inflammation.

The infusion of the root is used internally as an emollient and refrigerant; externally in skin diseases accompanied by smarting and inflammation. The boiled and pounded leaves are used as a poultice in inflammation of the intestines and bladder.

BOTANICAL DESCRIPTION.—A spreading plant 4–6° high, with straight stem, leaves cleft at the base, serrate and hairy; the larger ones have 5–6 lobules which subdivide into smaller ones and bear a small gland in the inferior surface of the midrib. Petioles short. Flowers terminal and racemose. Calyx double, composed of 5 narrow sepals externally, and 5 colored sepals internally alternating with the outer ones. Corolla, 5 petals. Stamens numerous, inserted about a small column.

Styles 10, on the end of the column. Stigmas thick, covered with little spheres.

Five united carpels, kidney-shaped, bristling with short stiff hairs, containing solitary seeds.

HABITAT.—Common in all parts of the Archipelago.

Reference book: The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines

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