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: Madnabata Kadu.
Tribal name: Aistogira (Tipra).
Description of the plant:
BORRERIA ARTICULARIS (L. f.) F. N. Will. is a procumbent herb; stem quadrangular, hirsute, hispid, 15-35 cm long. Leaves subsessile, 1.25-3.7 cm long, oblong or elliptic, often rounded at the tip, scabrid, pubescent. Flower very small, white or bluish, 4-6 in a whorl within the stipular cup.
Plant is used in ophthalmia, inflammation of eye and gums, blindness, earache, fever, spleen complaints, pimples, sores and dysentery. A decoction of the root is used as an alterative. Seeds are used in diarrhoea and dysentery in Khagrachari.
EtOH(50%) extract of plant is diuretic (Asolkar et al., 1992).
Plants contain ß-sitosterol and ursolic acid; and d-mannitol. Seeds contain isorhamnetin (Asolkar et al., 1992).
All over Bangladesh in fallow lands.