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: Dadmari, Jangli Mendi, Ban Marach.
English Name: Blistering Ammania.
An erect or suberect herb, 15-20 cm high, sometimes more. Leaves oblong or narrow-elliptic, usually opposite, cauline ones opposite or alternate, 2.5-6.2 cm long. Flowers small, in dense axillary clusters or loose, but short cymes.
The leaves are appetizer, laxative and stomachic; used in strangury, cause biliousness. The juice causes ulcers and blebs; they are used universally by the natives to raise blisters in rheumatic pains. The plant is administered, fresh or dried in decoction with ginger and Cyperus root for intermittent fever. Also used in ringworm and parasitic skin diseases as rubefacient.
Plant extract possesses antibacterial properties (Asolkar et al., 1992).
Leaves contain an acrid principle, resin, glucose and lawsone (Ghani, 2003).
A common weed of wet places, throughout the country.