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: Gynura crepidioides Benth.
Tribal Name: Teolang (Chakma); Tong Pa Ma (Marma).
An erect, annual herb, 30-60 cm high; stem leafy. Leaves alternate, elliptic-oblanceolate, lyrately lobed, margins mucronately dentate, acute to acuminate, 3-14 cm long. Capitula discoid, cylindrical, arranged in loose, terminal corymb, pendulate on 0.5-10 cm long peduncle. Flowers filiform, pink to brick red or dark orange.
Plant decoction is used as a lotion for headache and mild stomachic; juice is taken to treat constipation and other stomach disorders. The plant extract is taken by Chakmas as a remedy for stomach pain in Rangamati of Chittagong Hill Tracts.
Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Cox's Bazar and sylhet, in fallow lands.