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: Balsamodendron roxburghii Arn.
Bengali/Vernacular Name: Gugala.
English Name: Indian Bdellium.
A small crooked tree, 1.2-1.8 m high, with many spreading and drooping crooked branches, the short lateral branches often ending in spines. Leaves 1-3-foliolate; leaflets oval or elliptic, terminal one very finely serrulate, lateral one very small. Flowers red, small, collected in little bundles on the small protruberant buds left by the previous year's leaves. Drupe the size of a black currant, red.
The gum of the plant has same properties as that of "Guggul" (C. mukul). It is laxative, stomachic, aphrodisiac, alterative, tonic, anthelmintic, maturant, resolvent, expectorant and carminative; useful in mascular rheumatism, lung complaints, asthma, dyspepsia, piles, skin diseases, ascites, nervous diseases, urinary concretions, leucoderma, tumours and scrofulous affections. It heals ulcers, fistula and piles.
Forests of Sylhet