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.
Tribal name:Murmujja amiala (Chakma), Brara (Bawm), Tha lang ta (Tripura), Thakan Budo, Tan Pawa (Marma).
Description of the plant:
A considerable climber. Leaves opposite and alternate, 7.6-20 cm long, cordately or subhastately ovate or lanceolate. Male spikes whorled on the branches of very slender, elongate, axillary and terminal panicles, flowers small, globose. Capsules 2.5-3.8 cm long, membranous, sides parallel, tip acute.
The leaf paste is taken by Chakma for the treatment of jaundice (Yusuf et al. 2009).
Forests of Chittagong and Chittagong Hill Tracts.