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: Chakua Koroi, Chakka Koroi, Chakua (Chittagong); Chechra Koroi (Dhaka-Mymensingh); Taral (Dinajpur, Rangpur); Boorish (Sylhet).
Tribal name: Pokoh, Prumja (Mogh); Bolphu bolphru (Garo).
Description of the plant:
ALBIZIA CHINENSIS (Osbeck.) Merr. is a large deciduous tree with tall cylindrical bole and spreading crown. Leaves abruptly 2-pinnate, pinnae 12-40, leaflets 40-80, stipules and bracts persistent. Flowers small, yellowish, in small panicled heads. Pods thin, 12.5-15.2 cm long, pale brown.
An infusion of the bark is used as a lotion for cuts, scabies and other skin diseases. Aquous extract of the bark cause uterine constriction. EtOH(50%) extract of aerial parts is spasmogenic and diuretic (Asolkar et al., 1992).
Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Cox's Bazar, Sylhet, Dhaka, Mymensingh, Dinajpur; also in tea gardens as shade tree.