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.
Tribal Name: Saderruchi (Chakma), Raing Gang, Rowak Cu Ba (Marma).
A shrub, smelling strongly of aniseed. Leaves imparipinnate 15-40 cm long; leaflets 5-9, ovate or lanceolate, acuminate, obscurely crenulate, 5- 12.7 cm long, sometimes more. Flowers small, greenish in terminal panicles. Berries ovoid or oblong, 12 mm long, pink when ripe.
Leaves are used for the treatment of dysentery and impotence in Khagrachari.
Stem bark contains alkaloids, heptazoline, heptazolidine and 2-methylanthraquinone. Root contains carbazole alkaloid, heptaphylline, and girinimbine; pyranocoumarins, clausenin, clausenidin, clausenolide, ß-sitosterol, murrayanine, coumarin, dentatin, 3-methylcarbazole and murrayacine (Asolkar et al., 1992; Rastogi & Mehrotra, 1993).
Occur in the forests of Chittagong and Chittagong Hill Tracts, Cox's Bazar.