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: Kochoi, Teri, Amalkuch.
English Name: Teri Pods.
Description of the Plant:
A large scandent prickly shrub. Leaves abruptly bipinnate, 15-23 cm long. Racemes simple, equaling or exceeding the leaves. Flowers middle-sized, yellow; petals often reddish at the base. Pods 2.5-5 cm long, glabrous, torulose, oblong-lanceolate. Seeds oblong, black.
Roots are astringent; used internally in phthisis, scrofula and diabetes. The powder of the root is useful in diarrhoea and other chronic fluxes. Root pounded and mixed with water is drunk as a febrifuge.
EtOH(50%) extract is active in vitro against Mycobacterium tuberculosis in guinea pigs (Asolkar et al., 1992).
Tannin is present in pod-cases but not in seeds. It also contains bitter substance bonducin and saponin (Chopra et al., 1992).
Forests of Chittagong, Hill tracts North Bengal, Sylhet.