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: Nunukkhai (Marma.).
Description of the plant:
BOESENBERGIA LONGIFLORA Kuntze. is a leafy, rhizomatous herb. Leaves about 4 in a tuft; petiole long, erect, channeled; blade 15-30 cm or more long, base cordate or cuneate, often tinged purple beneath. Flowers 1-2 in radical spikes; corolla tube 5-7.6 cm long, very slender, much longer than the bracts, segments 1.25-2.5 cm, white, shorter than the white staminodes.
Action and Uses:
Marma of Khagrachari use to rub Rhizome of the plant on fore head to cure cataract.
Chittagong and Chittagong Hill Tracts, in forest floor.