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.
Description of the plant:
An erect or suberect undershrub, 0.6-1.5 m high. Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets ovate-cuneate, rounded at the apex. Flowers purple, in dense axillary and terminal subsessile racemes, 2.5-7.5 cm long. Pods 12-20 mm long, indented and dehiscing along the lower suture.
Plant is used in fainting and convulsion. Decoction of the plant is considered tonic and used in coughs (Yusuf et al. 2009).
EtOH (50%) extract of the aerial parts of the plant is spasmogenic (Asolkar et al.,1992). Alcoholic extract showed significant analgesic activity, potentiation of pentobarbitone-induced hypnosis and hypotensive activity (Rastogi & Mehrotra, 1993).
In most of the districts in fallow lands.