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.
Tribal name: Khartetoi, Khartedoi (Chakma); Kah Khaing (Marma).
Description of the plant:
BEGONIA ROXBURGHII DC. is a herb with succulent stems, 30-90 cm long. Leaves large, 15-22.8 cm, ovate, cordate, sinuate-toothed, unequal at the base. Cymes short, axillary, dichotomous, few-flowered; sepals and petals white or nearly so. Fruits subpyramidal, 4-celled, very succulent, angles obtuse, ending in 4 small horns upwards.
Rootstock is given in fecal discharge in bile dysentery. Chakma use stem extract against abnormal conditions of the tongue in children. It is also given for the treatment of jaundice.
Forests of Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts and Sylhet, in shady moist places.