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: Moragphul, Lalmurga, Huldimuga.
English Name: Cock's Comb.
A tall annual branching herb. Leaves linear to ovate, acute or acuminate, up to 23 cm long. Flowers minute, in dense terminal, cylindrical spike, sometimes excessively developed like cock's-comb crest; Colour of the spikes varies from yellow, pink or rose.
Plants are cooling and alexiteric; useful in dysentery and strangury. The flowers are considered astringent; used in diarrhoea and excessive menstrual discharges. Seeds are demulcent; useful in painful urination, cough, diarrhoea, dysentery and seminal diseases.
EtOH(50%) extract of plant is antiprotozoic and spasmolytic (Asolkar et al., 1992).
Hyaluronic acid has been isolated from the plant (Asolkar et al., 1992).
Grown in garden.