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.
A suberect under-shrub, 30-60 cm high. Leaves subsessile, varing from ovovate to ovate-oblong, reaching 5-7.5 cm; stipule forming a wing from one node nearly to the next. Racemes 2-3-flowered; peduncle elongated, often leafy; corolla pale yellow, not exerted. Pod long-stalked, linear-oblong, glabrous, 3-5 cm long, 30-40-seeded.
Plant pounded and applied as a paste on boils and abscesses.
Seeds contain alkaloid usaramine (Asolkar et al., 1992).
Forests of Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts and Cox's Bazar.