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: Sagoler bori (Sylhet).
Tribal name: Monraicchia (Chakma).
Description of the plant:
A shrub up to 3.5 m high. Leaves 5-7.6 cm long, narrowly oblong-elliptic, serrulate, attenuate-acuminate. Flowers small, dioecious, white, solitary or few together. Fruit a capsule, 1.5-2 cm across.
Leaves and fruits are stomachic. The fresh root extract is given as a drink by Chakmas as a remedy for diarrhoea in Rangamati (Yusuf et al. 2009).
Evergreen forests of Sylhet aand Chittagong.