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.
Synonyms: Cissus pedata Lamk., Vitis pedata (Lamk.) Wall. ex Weight & Arn.
Bengali/Vernacular Name: Goalilata, Goalikanta.
A woody climber, with long forked dendrils. Leaves 7-11 foliolate, the lateral leaflets padately arranged, 5-12.5 cm long, oblong-lanceolate, acuminate, serrate. Flowers small, white, in axillary, divaricate, shortly pedunculate, corymbose cymes. Berry subglobose, about the size of a pea.
The plant is astringent. Decoction of the leaves checks uterine reflexes.
The plant yields a gum, which contains phenolic substances. It also contains linarin (acacetin 7-rutinoside) and water-soluble antigen. Seeds contain a fixed oil rich in palmitic, oleic and linoleic acids (Ghani, 2003).