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.
A rhizomatous perennial herb with 1.5-1.8 m leafy stem. Leaves oblong-lanceolate, 60-90 cm long, pubescent beneath. Spikes oblong, 5-7.5 cm long; peduncle as long as the spike. Corolla-tube 5 cm long, cylindric; segments obtuse, half as long as the tube; lip 5 cm long, deflexed, ligulate, red-yellow. Fruit 1.26 cm long, ovoid, strongly ribbed.
In Chinese medicine, the seeds are employed for asthma, pulmonary affections, ailments of the stomach and general debility.
Forests of Sylhet.