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: Pissil patalpur (Tanchunga).
Description of the plant:
A large woody, climber; stems up to 20 cm diam. Leaves usually coriaceous, 4-10 cm long, broadly ovate to suborbicular, apex rounded to acute, margin broadly and shallowly crenate. Inflorescences cauliflorous, about 50 cm long. Flowers very small, yellowish. Drupes yellow to orange, 14-22 ´ 8-13 mm, slightly curved.
The leaf extract is given to drink frequently among Tanchangyas for rapid cure from diarrhoea in Rangamati (Yusuf et al. 2009).
Plant contains ginnol, β- & γ-sitosterol, an alkaloid - trilobine and a neutral substance (mp. 226-28°). Root contains alkaloid stepharine (Asolkar et al.,1992).
Rarely found in the forest areas of Chittagong Hill Tracts.