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.
Glochidion hohenackeri Bedd.
Bengali/vernacular name: Kechchua, Bhauri; Kakra, Anguti (Sylhet).
Tribal name: Tsekaban (Mogh).
Description of the plant:
A small to medium-sized, evergreen tree with spreading crown. Leaves 6.3-15 cm long, elliptic-lanceolate, acutely or obtusely acuminate. Flowers small, monoecious or dioecious, in axillary clusters, petals 0. Male flowers greenish yellow with capillary pedicels; female flowers few, sessile, deeper yellow than the male. Capsule 1 cm diam., turnip-shaped, 6-8 lobed, much depressed in the centre.
The bark is given medicinally when the stomach revolts against food. EtOH(50%) extract of aerial parts is CNS depressant, antivirus, hypotensive and hypoglycaemic (Asolkar et al., 1992).
Bark and roots contain triterpenes 3-epilupeol, glochidone and glochidiol (Asolkar et al., 1992).
Sal forests of Sylhet, Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts and Cox’s Bazar.