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: Phutki, Kanchan, Karmai.
Description of the plant:
BAUHINIA MALABARICA Roxb. is an erect low brushy tree. Leaves broader than long, slightly cordate, deeply bifid. Flowers in dense axillary subsessile racemes; calyx clothed with pale brown down; petals oblong-spathulate, little exerted. Pods 25-30 cm long, ligulate, nearly straight, somewhat turgid.
An infusion of the young flowers is given in dysentery.
Quercitroside, isoquercitroside and rutoside have been isolated from the plant (Rastogi & Mehrotra, 1993).
In evergreen and deciduous forests of Sylhet.