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.
Synonyms: C. mimosioides Wall., C. ramiflora L. var. mimosoides Baker
Bengali/Vernacular Name: Shinguri, Shingar; Singra, Shingra (Sundarbans); Seeri (Chakaria sunderbans).
A small evergreen tree with much spreading branches. Leaves compound, 7.5-12.5 cm long; leaflets 2 pairs, 3.8-9 cm long, coriaceous, obliquely obovate-oblong. Flowers small, white in small, axillary, corymbose racemes. Pods fleshy much wrinkled, turgid 1.3-2.5 cm long, irregularly oblong or ovoid.
The root is purgative. A lotion is made from the leaves boiled in cow's milk, and mixed with honey, is applied externally in scabies, leprosy and other cutaneous diseases. Oil extracted from the seeds is used for the same purpose.
Sundarbans and other coastal forests, usually growing in open spaces in the forest outskirt.