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.
Synonyms: Ficus cunea Buch.-Ham. ex. Roxb.
Bengali/vernacular name: Dumur, Jagadumur, Kurali, Sadimadi.
Tribal name: Jonua, Sodoi (Mogh), Chorki Gula (Tanchangya), Anin sep (Garo).
Description of the plant:
A small to medium-sized evergreen tree with long spreading branches down to the ground. Leaves very variable in size, 12.5-20 cm long, usually elliptic or oblong-lanceolate, acuminate, entire or serrate, scabrid on both surfaces. Receptacles in pairs or small clusters on long leafless scaly shoots from the larger branches or main stem near the base, shortly pedunculate, 1-1.8 cm across, globose or pyriform, reddish-brown when ripe.
Fruits are given in aphthous complaints. A bath made from the fruit and bark is a cure for leprosy. The root juice is given in bladder complaints; boiled in milk given in visceral obstructions. Scorched raw stem applied on tiger-bite to avoid septic (Yusuf et al. 2009).
EtOH (50%) extract of the fruit is spasmogenic (Asolkar et al., 1992).
Forests of Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts and Cox’s Bazar.