CRINUM DEFIXUM Ker.- Gawl.

Family: Amaryllidaceae

Bengali/Vernacular Name: Sukh-darshan, Bonpiaz.

Description of the Plant

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.

Using Information

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.

CRINUM DEFIXUM Ker.- Gawl.
CRINUM DEFIXUM Ker.- Gawl.

Chemical Constituents

Bulbs and seeds contain lycorine (Rastogi and Mehrotra, 1993).

Distribution

In fallow lands of Chittagong and Sylhet.


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