DALBERGIA LANCEOLARIA L.

Family: Fabaceae

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.

Using Information:
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).


DALBERGIA LANCEOLARIA
DALBERGIA LANCEOLARIA L.


Chemical Constituents:
Leaves and flowers contain ?-Baptigenin. Root bark contains isoflavone glycoside, lanceolarin (Asolkar et al.,1992).

Distribution:
Forests of Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Sylhet and Dinajpur, in dry areas.