Medicinal Plants of Bangladesh
Medicinal Plants Database of Bangladesh includes the authentic Taxonomic Information, Vernacular/Bangla Name, Tribal and English Name, Family, Description and Photograph of the Plants, Chemical Constituents, Uses and Distribution of the species in Bangladesh. MPBD also contain dictionary of Botanical and Pharmacological terms.
Bengali/vernacular name: Mar.
Description of the plant:
An epiphytic herb; stems stout, erect, clustered, bearing many nearly horizontal, coriaceous, curved leaves. Flowers yellow, in leaf-opposed, subcorymbose 4-8 flowered racemes.
Root is tonic; considered specific for rheumatism, sciatica and neuralgia. It is also considered beneficial in secondary syphilis and uterine diseases and is said to possess cooling properties.
Plant contains alkaloid and bitter resin (Chopra et al., 1992).
Forests of Chittagong and Sundarban.