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: Kantakoi; Kantakhosi, Kumkoi (Chittagong.); Heza (Mymensingh- Dhaka).
Tribal name: Khasi (Garo), Konku, Kongkoi (Tanchangya), Fai-mong (Marma).
Description of the plant:
BRIDELIA RETUSA (L.) Spreng. is a medium-sized to large deciduous tree with stout conical spines when young. Leaves 7.6-12.7 cm, coriaceous, elliptic-oblong, ovate or obovate, acute, obtuse or rounded at apex. Flowers small, dioecious, greenish yellow, in axillary or spicate clusters. Fruits a fleshy drupe, size of a pea, purple-black.
The plant is pungent, bitter, heating; useful in lumbago and hemiplegia. The bark is good for the removal of urinary concretions. It is also used as a liniment with gigelly oil in rheumatism.
Forests of Chittagong and Chittagong Hill Tracts, Cox's Bazar, Mymensingh, Sylhet, Dhaka.