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: Bat boitta shak (Chakma).
A creeping or subscandent herb, 40 cm or more long, rooting at the nodes. Leaves 2.5- 6 ? 1- 2.5 cm, ovate-lanceolate, acuminate. Flowers blue in a spathes, 2-3 cm long, margin sometimes connate at base. Capsule 5-6 mm long, 3-celled.
The plant is emetic and laxative; used to cure itchy spots, sores and swellings. Bruised plant is applied to burns, itches and boils. Decoction of the plant is taken for leucorrhoea and urinary burning. Tea is used for cold, ulcer and gonorrhoea.
In most of the districts.