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. cordata Roxb., Vitis repens (Lamk.)Wight & Arn.
Bengali/Vernacular Name: Marmaria pata, Chhoto Marmaria lata.
Tribal Name: Rimi Owa Rih, Owa Rong Si (Marma), Praw Ma (Murang).
A long, slender, climber; branches subterete; tendrils weak, leaf-opposed, forked. Leaves 7.5-15 cm long, membranous, broadly ovate, margins distinctly spinous-toothed; base deeply cordate. Flowers small, in leaf-opposed compound umbellate cymes. Berry subglobose or pyriform, 3-4 mm diam.
Paste of the plant is applied to sloughing and foetid ulcerations, also to boils and small abscess as a maturant. Root paste and juice are given in dog bites. EtOH(50%) extract of the plant has diuretic effect (Asolkar et al., 1992).
Forests of Chittagong, Cox's Bazar, Rangamati, Mymensingh, Sylhet.