Rare plant rediscovered in Arunachal Pradesh


Botanists in Arunachal Pradesh have rediscovered a rare medicinal plant after more than a century.

Two scientists of the Botanical Survey of India spotted the wild flower, Begonia Tessaricarpa, during a routine research work near Ligu village in the northeastern state's Upper Subansari district bordering China.

The tribal people of Arunachal Pradesh have for long used Rebe as a cure for stomach disorder and dehydration. The extracts of the plant were also used to ward off mountain leeches.

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