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.
Synonyms: Microcos paniculata L. ex W & A.
Bengali/vernacular name: Patka, Phattasi, Assor gular; Asar (Chittagong); Pesondi, Pichunti (Sylhet).
Tribal name: Tarak (Mogh); Bol-subret (Garo); Eba, Tarani (Marma), Yoria Sock (Murang).
Description of the plant:
A small or tall semi-deciduous tree, sometimes shrubby. Leaves 10-15 cm long, elliptic-oblong, acuminate, entire or slightly and irregularly toothed. Flowers small, yellow, in terminal panicles. Fruits globose or slightly obovoid, about 10 mm across.
The plant is used in indigestion, eczema, itch, small-pox, typhoid fever, dysentery and syphilitic ulceration of the mouth. Tripuras in Chittagong Hill Tracts use leaves of this plant along with turmeric and shell of snail for the treatment of jaundice.
Forests of Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Cox’s Bazar and Sal forest of Dhaka-Tangail.