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: Dasi.
Description of the plant:
BARLARIA STRIGOSA Willd. is a small unarmed shrub up to 1.2 m high; branches fulvous-stigose upwards. Leaves 14 cm or more, ovate or elliptic, acute or acuminate, fulvous-strigose on the nerves beneath. Flowers in dense fulvous-hairy unilateral spikes, often crowded at the tops of the branches, corolla blue, 3.7-5 cm long, funnel-shaped in the upper half, lobes ovate. Capsule 18 mm long.
The plant is bitter, pungent, mild antiseptic; useful in ulcers, skin diseases, leucoderma, pains, itching, inflammations, bronchitis, and diseases of the teeth. The root is used by the Santals as a remedy for cough.
The plant contains ß- & γ-sitosterol (Asolkar et al., 1992).
Forests of Chittagong and Chittagong Hill Tracts.