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: Notey, Notey shak, Marissag.
Tribal Name: Ahu Mihim Ga (Marma).
English Name: Green Amaranth, Wild Amaranth, Green pigweed.
An erect, branched annual herb, 30-60 cm high; branches often purplish. Leaves long-petioled, ovate, 2.5-5 cm, variable in breadth. Flowers minute, pale green, in small axillary clusters and in slender tapering terminal and axillary paniculate spike-like racemes.
The plant is cooling, alexiteric, laxative, stomachic, appetizer and antipyretic; used in burning sensation, hallucination, leprosy, bronchitis, piles, leucorrhoea and constipation. The leaves are used as an emollient. The root is heating and expectorant; lessens the menstrual flow; useful in leucorrhoea and leprosy.
Petroleum ether extract of the plant possesses juvenomimetic activity (Asolkar et al., 1992).
Principal constituents of this plant are saponins. It is rich in minerals and contains sterols and fatty acids in the seeds. The stem and leaves contain oxalic acid (Ghani, 2003).
Throughout Bangladesh in fallow lands.