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: Khara Gaith (Tanchangya).
Description of the plant:
A perennial herb with fleshy, pubescent, erect or decumbent stem, 15-30 cm long. Leaves elliptic-lanceolate or linear-lanceolate, acute, edges ciliate. Flowers small, pink, in large, dense, 2.5-7.5 cm long, viscid hairy panicle.
Juice of the stem is used in sore eyes. The plant is used as an application for fractured bones (Yusuf et al. 2009).
Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Cox’s Bazar, Dhaka, Tangail, Rangpur, Sherpur, Moulvi Bazar, Barisal, on the stream bank.