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: Unona suaveolens Blume.
A large woody climber, stem black. Leaves 7.6-12.7 cm long, thinly coriaceous, dark shining green, oblong-lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate. Flowers about 1.25 cm long, white-creamy, fascicled, 5-15 in a pedicel, odorous; limb of petals cylindric or subclavate. Fruits ellipsoid, obtuse, few in a bunch.
The decoction of leaves is useful in cholera.
Root and stem bark contain 2 crystalline alkaloids artabotrine and suaveoline; artabotrine toxic to guinea-pigs. A third alkaloid artabotrinine and an amorphous base isolated (Chopra et al., 1992).
In evergreen forests of Chittagong and Sylhet.