CROTALARIA ALBIDA Heyne ex Roth.

Family: Fabaceae

Description of the Plant

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.

Using Information

Roots are purgative. Alcoholic extract of the plant posses antibacterial properties (Singha et al., 1993).

CROTALARIA ALBIDA Heyne ex Roth.
CROTALARIA ALBIDA Heyne ex Roth.

Chemical Constituents

A new pryrrolizidine alkaloid, croalbidine has been isolated from plants that shown to be diester of croalbinecine and trichodesmic acid (Rastogi and Mehrotra, 1993).

Distribution

Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts and Cox's Bazar

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