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.
Bengali/Vernacular Name: Sukh-darshan, Bonpiaz.
A large bulbous herb. Leaves 60-90 cm long, linear, obtuse or acute. Flowers white, 6-15 in an umbel at the end of a cylindric 45-75 cm scape; corolla tube 6.3-12.5 cm long, slender, cylindric, lobes as long as the tube, narrowly linear-lanceolate, subacute, reflexed or drooping, filaments shorter than the corolla-lobes. Fruit subglobose, 2.5 cm diam.
Bulb is emollient and emetic; in small doses it is a nausant and diaphoretic. The bulb and stolon are very much used for the treatment of burns, whitlow, and carbuncle. In otitis a few drops of juice of the leaves are instilled in to the ear. In Rema Kalenga, bulbs are used for the treatment of stomach complaints of cow.
Bulbs and seeds contain lycorine (Rastogi and Mehrotra, 1993).
In fallow lands of Chittagong and Sylhet.