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: Chakemdia; Siristi, Jhunjhuna Koroi (Chittagong).
Tribal Name: Chapot-siris (Santal).
Description of the Plant:
A tall handsome deciduous tree with drooping branches. Leaves imparipinnate, 7.5-18 cm long; leaflets 2-3.8 cm long, elliptic or oblong, obtuse. Flowers small, in copious axillary and terminal panicles. Pods 3.8-5 cm long, thin flexible.
Seeds possesses good anti-inflammatory properties. Seed oil is used in rheumatism. The bark is used in dyspepsia (Yusuf et al. 2009).
Antiarthritic activity has been observed in different extracts of the plant (Rastogi & Mehrotra, 1990).
Leaves and flowers contain ?-Baptigenin. Root bark contains isoflavone glycoside, lanceolarin (Asolkar et al.,1992).
Forests of Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Sylhet and Dinajpur, in dry areas.