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. obliqua Buch.-Ham.
Bengali/Vernacular Name: Jatakanchira.
Tribal Name: Bat boitta shak (Chakma).
Stout, branched, glabrous herb, 60-100 cm tall. Leaves 4-22 cm long, lanceolate or elliptic, acute or caudate-acuminate. Flowers blue, in a sessile or subsessile spathe, 2-2.5 cm long and as broad as long. Capsule 5 mm, trigonous, obovoid.
The plant is refrigerant and laxative; useful in strangury and costiveness. The root is useful in vertigo, fevers and bilious affections. The leaf juice is taken by Chakmas for the treatment of dysentery.
EtOH (50%) extract of plant is hypotensive, CNS depressant and diuretic (Asolkar et al, 1992).
Forests of Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Dhaka, Sylhet, in shady places.