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: Flacourtia ramonchi L' Heritt.
Bengali/vernacular name: Boichi, Benchi, Binja, Katai.
English name: Governor's plum
Description of the plant:
A rambling shrub or small deciduous tree, armed with axillary thorns and often with tufts of branched thorns on the stem. Leaves variable, 2.9 cm long, ovate, broadly elliptic, obovate or suborbicular, crenate or serrate. Flowers greenish-yellow, dioecious, in short simple or branched racemes. Fruit globose, 8-12 mm diam., dark brown or dark purple when ripe.
The fruits are appetizing, digestive, stomachic and diuretic; given in jaundice and enlarged spleen. The bark is astringent and diuretic; applied to eczema. The root is prescribed in nephritic colic. The gum is given along with other ingredients for cholera (Yusuf et al. 2009).
EtOH(50%) extract of aerial parts is diuretic and spasmogenic (Asolkar et al., 1992).
Western part of the country.