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: Karail, Lathi bans.
English name: Bamboo, Solid Bamboo.
Description of the plant:
A deciduous densely tufted bamboo with strong stems, 6-15 m high and 2.5-7.5 cm diam. Leaves up to 25 cm long; base rounded, gradually narrowed upwards into an acuminate twisted point. Inflorescesce a large branching panicle of dense globular heads.
Silicious matter found near the joints is used as a cooling, tonic and astringent medicine. Leaves are ecbolic to animals.
Cultivated in homesteads.