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 Arrowroot, Wild Arrowroot.
A leafy rhizomatous herb; rhizome small. Leaves long petiolate, in tufts, the blade 15-30 cm long; lanceolate, acute. Flowers in radical, compact spike with long, pink coma bracts at the top; flowers yellow, longer than the bracts.
Rhizome is cooling, oleagenous, tonic and aphrodisiac; useful in biliousness, leprosy, burning sensation, dyspepsia, bronchitis, asthma, fever, thirst, jaundice, stones in the kidney and bladder.
North Bengal, in fallow lands.