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: Tetura, Tetuya Koroi, Tetuya, Tetuia (Chittagong); Jat koroi (Dhaka-Mymensingh); Moroi (Sylhet).
Tribal Name: To mangioh (Mogh); Khima Moi Jhiri (Marma).
A large semi-deciduous or semi-evergreen tree with spreading crown. Leaves abruptly 2-pinnate, pinnae 6-8, leaflets 16-40. Flowers white, fragrant, sessile, in numerous small heads. Pods thin, flexible, 15-20 cm long, brown.
The bark is applied externally in leprosy and in inverate ulcers. The leaves boiled in ghi are used by Santals as a remedy for coughs.
Seeds showed marked hypoglycaemic action on normal albino rats but not in alloxan-diabetic rats (Rastogi & Mehrotra, 1993).
The seed contains machaerinic acid and an acid genin. The seed also yields odoratissimin, composed of echinocystic acid, glucose, rhamnose, arabinose and xylose. Compounds A, mp. 85º, B, mp.145º and a third compound which was methylated to give penta-O-methyl-dihydromelanoxetin and acacic acid have been isolated from heartwood (Rastogi & Mehrotra, 1990).
Chittagong and Chittagong Hill Tracts, useally growing in hill slopes.