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: Anantakanta, Chandakamia, Chulia Kanta.
Tribal name: Baghadara (Chakma).
Description of the plant:
An erect, spiny shrub, with a tendency to climb, the branches usually armed with long, straight or hook-like twisted, often spiny, sterile branchlets. Leaves imparipinnate, 2.5-5 cm long; leaflets 3-5 pairs, alternate, obversely oval. Flowers small, white, in a simple or branched axillaty racemes, shorter than the leaves. Pods compressed, reniform, 1.6-2.5 cm long.
A spoonful of powdered root in a tumblerful of water is beleived to be effective in destroying the effects of alcohol (Yusuf et al. 2009).
EtOH(50%) extract of aerial parts is diuretic and spasmogenic (Asolkar et al.,1992).
Forests of Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts and Sundarbans.