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: Choto Oing-ching (Tanchangya).
Description of the plant:
A tender, erect, annual, aromatic herb, up to 1 m high; branches 4-gonous. Leaves 2.5-5 cm, broadly ovate, obtuse, coarsely crenate-toothed. Flowers small, purplish-blue, in a panicled spike. Nutlets ellipsoid.
Decoction of the plant is used as a rub for body pain by the tribal in Bandarban (Yusuf et al. 2009).
Culivated in Jhum in Chittagong Hill Tracts.