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: Bara Kamra.
English name: Jersey Cudweed.
Description of the plant:
Annual herb, 15-45 cm long; stem simple or branched, softly woolly. Leaves sessile, 2.5-6.3 cm long, spathulate-oblong or linear oblong, woolly on both surfaces. Flowers in dense, leafless, corymbose clusters of yellow glistening heads.
The leaves are used as an astringent and vulnerary. The tomentum is applied as counter irritant for gout (Yusuf et al. 2009).
Leaves contain luteolin glucoside. Flowers contain luteolin, its glucosides, a chalcone glucoside, dehydro-p-asebotin and other flavonoids. The plant also contains resin, tannin, essential oil, bitter principles and phytosterin (Ghani, 2003).
All over Bangladesh in fallow lands.