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: Vitis rependa (Vahl.) Weight & Arn., V. rosea Royal.
Tribal Name: Ana mah (Marma).
A large woody climber with wrinkled soft stems; tendrill long, slender, forked. Leaves 10-20 cm long, broadly cordate, coarsely crenate or dentate or inciso-serrate or sublobed, often repand, densely covered when young with rust coloured hairs. Flowers white, in axillary, divaricate, shortly pedunculate, corymbose cymes. Berry about the size of a pea, subglobose.
The root powder after heating is applied to cuts and fractures. Leaf poultice reduces the inflammation of boils.
Forests of Chittagong, Cox's Bazar and Sylhet.