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: Ban Khajur, Ban Supari, Golsagu, Golmar, Chau.
English Name: Jaggery Palm, Kittul Sago, Toddy or Fish-tail Palm.
A tall palm, 12-18 m high. The crown is rather thin, consisting of several ascending, graceful, curved, bi-pinnate, large leaves, 5.4-6 m long. Spadix very large, 3-3.6 m long; peduncle curved, stout, entirely covered with large, greyish, coriaceous spathe, and closely imbricated; branches simple, very long, pendulous. Fruit globose, 1.7-2 cm across.
Juice is nutritious, tonic, aphrodisiac and laxative. Confection is used in seminal weakness and urinary disorders. Juice and charred fruit is applied to the forehead in hemicrania. Nut is cooling, allays thirst and fatigue.
North Bengal, Sylhet, Mymensingh, Chittagong, in forests and village groves.