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: C. vitiginea sensu Roxb., Vitis adnata Wall., V. pellida Weight & Arn.
Bengali/Vernacular Name: Bhatia-lot, Alianga-lata.
Tribal Name: Romo-way, La Oye Raa, Oo La Pa (Marma); Murmuijja amila (Chakma).
A slender woody climber; stems and inflorescence clothed with orange-red pubescence; tendrils forked. Leaves 7.5-12.5 cm long, broadly ovate, abruptly and shortly acuminate, bristle-serrate, densly clothed with orange-red pubescence beneath. Flowers small, greenish yellow, in much-branched peduncled compound umbellate cymes. Berry 6 mm diam., obovoid or subglobose, black when ripe.
The dried tubers are considered as alterative, blood purifier and diuretic; used for cuts and fractures. Decoction of the dried root-stock is used as a diuretic and blood purifier. Leaf poultice is used to treat boils and buboes. Stems are used for jaundice in Khagrachari. The plant is also used in sores, wounds, syphilis, ulcers and dysentery.
Common in the primary forests of Sylhet, Chittgong, Bandarban, Cox's Bazar, Khagrachari, Dhaka, Faridpur, Rajshahi and other northern districts.