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: Sitgach, Ankamal, Bankamal, Botta, Torgular, Ranghai; Bela (Sylhet); Connari, Kannyari (Chittagong).
Tribal name: Rageshful, Rekphul gach (Chakma); Rankhai, Rang Khu (Mogh).
Description of the plant:
A small to medium-sized but tall, deciduous tree, 7.6-9 m high. Leaves subsessile, 15-30 cm long, obovate, shortly acuminate, shining on both surfaces. Flowers large, subsessile, terminal, white, changing to yellow, fragrant. Fruit 2.5 cm long, ellipsoid, 5-ribbed.
Leaves are used for the treatment of rheumatic pain and bronchitis (Yusuf et al. 2009).
Forests of Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Cox’s Bazar, Sylhet and Moulvi Bazar.