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: Shora alu.
Description of the plant:
A large twinner, tubers variable. Bulbils numerous, irregular in shape, warted. Stem twining to the left. Leaves usually alternate, ovate, acuminate, base more or less deeply cordate, spikes axillary, long, clustered, capsules, oblong.
Shoots are used for the treatment of heart trouble in Rema-Kalenga. Chakma of Chittagong Hill Tracts use fresh leaves for the treatment of jaundice and mumps (Yusuf et al. 2009).
Forest areas of Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Moulvi Bazar and Sylhet.