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 much-branched undershrub, 30-60 cm high, branches slender, terete. Leaves small, 2.5-5 cm long, linear-oblong or oblanceolate, more or less silky-pubescent. Flowers in terminal 6-20 flowered racemes, 5-12.5 cm long; corolla 4 mm long, pale yellow. Pods sessile, oblong- cylindric, 1.2-1.6 cm long.
Roots are purgative. Alcoholic extract of the plant posses antibacterial properties (Singha et al., 1993).
A new pryrrolizidine alkaloid, croalbidine has been isolated from plants that shown to be diester of croalbinecine and trichodesmic acid (Rastogi and Mehrotra, 1993).
Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts and Cox's Bazar