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.
Synonyms: Vitis latifolia Roxb.
Bengali/Vernacular Name: Gowalia-lata, Govila, Peribel.
English Name: Jungle grape vine.
A large herbaceous climber with forked tendrils. Leaves 15-20 by 15-20 cm, orbicular, angled or lobed, crenate-serrate, cordate, often tinged with pink or purple beneath. Flowers small, dark red, in pyramidal panicled cyme. Fruit globose, black, succulent.
Plant is used in muscular pain, sores, pneumonia and bone fracture. Decoction of the stem bark is given in stomach pain. Root paste is applied to wounds to heal; decoction is given in cases of chronic dysentery.
Forests of Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Rangamati and Sylhet.