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. nutans Wall. ex G. Don.
Tribal Name: Tara Tabah, Keyamusi (Marma.); Tarana Topa (Murang).
A large shrub, up to 3 m tall. Leaves up to 20 cm long, narrowly obovate or lanceolate, subentire, much acuminate, base attenuate. Flowers white, in long pendulous, very lax, few-flowered panicles. Drupe about 1.4 cm diam., succulent, dark purple.
Actions and Uses
Root juice is given for high fever. The leaf extract is taken frequently by Marmas for the treatment of diarrhoea in Bandarban.
EtOH (50%) extract of aerial parts is diuretic (Asolkar et al., 1992).
Forests of Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts and Moulavi Bazar.