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: Salibmisri, Sungmisre.
Description of the plant:
A tuberous, terestrial herb; tubers irregularly oblong, often lobed. Leaves two, 25-40 cm long, linear, acuminate, plicate, arising from the apex of a slender sheathing pseudostem. Scape 15-30 cm long; raceme laxly many-flowered. Flowers drooping, subsecund, yellowish or green with pink or purple markings, about 2.5 cm across. Capsule 2 cm long, ellipsoid.
The tuber is aphrodisiac, astringent, tonic, stomachic, appetizer and alterative; useful in stomatitis, purulent cough and paralytic affection (Yusuf et al. 2009).
Forests of Chittagong.