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.
Bengali/Vernacular Name: Burachucha.
A glabrous, annual sedge; root fibrous. Stem tufted, 35-50 cm long, triquetrous. Leaves as long as the stem or shorter. Umbel decompound, of many primary rays, 2.5-12.5 cm long, bearing irregularly fascicled umbellules formed of narrow, interrupted spikes of 5-20 small, few-flowered spikelets, yellow or pale brown.
The plant is tonic, stimulant, stomachic and astringent.
Rhizome contains hentriacontanol (Asolkar et al., 1992). Presence of cyperene, caryophyllene, ?-cadinene, karacoline, a-cadinol, methyl 3,7,11-trimethyl-trans-2, trans-6, cis-9,11-dodecatetrraenoate, methyl 3,7,11-trimethyl-trans-2, trans-6, trans-9,11-dodecatetraenoate, methyl 3,7,11-trimethyl-11-hydroxy-trans-2, trans-6, trans-9-dode catrienoate and minor components-a-pinene, ß-pinene, limonene, p-cymene, linalool, a-copaene, ß-elemene, humulene, a-elemene, ß-selinene, germacrene, calamine, d-cadinene, methyl 3,7,11-trimethyl-trans-2-trans-6,10 dodecatrienoate have been reported in root oil (Rastogi & Mehrotra, 1993).
All over Bangladesh in fallow lands and rice fields.