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: Argyreia capitata (Vahl.) Choisy, Convolvulus capitiformis Poir., Lettsomia strigosa Roxb.
Tribal Name: Anuway-khujeya (Marma).
A large climber with milky juice, branches hispid. Leaves 7-13 cm long, ovate to orbicular, rarely oblong-lanceolate, base shallowly to deeply cordate, suddenly short acuminate, sparsely hispid on both sides. Inflorescence of dense, capitate cymes in the axils of the leaves, on long peduncles. Bracts and sepals bristle-hispid. Flowers 3-4 cm long, redish-purple or pink. Fruit globose, orange to reddish.
Leaf-ash is used in eruption at the junction of ear pinnae.
Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Cox’s Bazar, Mymensingh, Moulvi bazaar, Rangpur, Noakhali, Sylhet, Dhaka, in marginal forests and village thickets.