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.
English Name: East Indian Root.
A small grass-like herb, on the edges of the ponds and ditches, submerged during the rains. Leaves linear-lanceolate, 10-15 cm long, 8-12 mm broad. Spathe tubular with connate margin. Spadix very slender, its tip adnate to the septum of the spathe. Female inflorescence 5-gonous, male one cylindric, 3-4 mm long, separated from each other by a naked interval of about 8 mm.
Rhizome is used as a remedy for vomiting and cough in infants; but for abdominal complaints and fever in adults. The root is used as a tonic and antiperiodic.
Dhaka, in canals, ditches, beels and haors.