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: Biolem (Sylhet).
Description of the plant:
A large shrub or small tree, 4.5-6 m high, with spinescent abortive branches. Leaves membranous, 3.8-7.5 cm long, elliptic-obovate or oblanceolate. Male flowers fascicled, under 1.3 cm diam., female, 7.5-13 mm, solitary, sessile, with very short lobes, both campanulate. Fruits 2-3.2 cm diam., ellipsoid or subglobose, obscurely 5-ridged.
The fruits are used as a cathartic and anthelminitic. It is also fish poison and larvicidal (Yusuf et al. 2009).
In deciduous forests of Sylhet, Chittagong and Chittagong Hill Tracts.