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: Silpati.
Description of the plant:
BREYNIA RETUSA (Dennst.) Alston. is a shrub with spreading branches, 1-2 m high. Leaves 1.25-2.5 cm long, distichous, broadly elliptic. Flowers small, axillary on filiform pedicels, the males in the lower and females in the upper axils. Male flowers pale yellow. Fruit depressed-globose, 13-17 mm diam.
The plant is astringent to the bowels; useful in inflammations and diseases of the blood. The juice of the stem is used in conjunctivitis. Leaves employed to hasten suppuration.
In scrub forests of Sylhet and Chittagong Hill Tracts.