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: Malati, Gandhomalati.
Description of the plant:
AGANOSMA DICHOTOMA K. Schum. is a large climber with very stout stem. Leaves 10-12.5 cm long, coriaceous, ovate or elliptic, acute or obtuse. Cymes terminal, lax, white-tomentose. Sepals linear-lanceolate; corolla tube and throat both cylindric, subequal, lobes obliquely orbicular, 3.7 cm diam. Folicles stout, 7-12.5 cm long and 1.25 cm diam.
The plant is emetic, anthelmintic; useful in bronchitis, leprosy, skin diseases, ulcers, inflammations, purulent discharges from the ear and diseases of the mouth. Flowers are good for eye diseases. The leaves cure biliousness.
Petrolium ether extract of the leaves is anthelmintic against earthworms (Asolkar et al., 1992).
Leaves contain quercetin, kaempferol and phenolic acids (Asolkar et al., 1992).
Southern districts of the country.