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: Panlata, Pangota, Kalilata, Gilalata, Goalilata.
Description of the plant:
A woody large climber. Leaves imparipinnate, 12.5-20 cm long, leaflets 3-7, subcoriaceous, 5.7-10 cm long, ovate or ovate-oblong. Flowers rose-coloured in axillary racemes, 7.5-15 cm long. Pods 2.5-3.8 cm long, varies in shape from orbicular to oblong.
The plant is used as stimulant, antispasmodic and counter irritant; useful in rheumatism and dysmenorrhoea. In Samoa, leaves are used to treat indigestion. Bark and root is fish poison (Yusuf et al. 2009).
Stem bark contains tannic acid, resins, wax, colouring matters, alkaloidal substance, rotenone, saponin-like glycosides, gum, glucose and minerals. Roots contain rotenone, dehydrorotenone, deguelin, lupeol, toxicarol and a ketone (Ghani, 2003).
Coastal zones of Bangladesh on canal banks.