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: Grewia scabrophylla Roxb.
Bengali/vernacular name: Phalsa.
Description of the plant:
A low tree or shrub; young shoots and inflorescence rusty tomentose. Leaves 10-18 cm long, broadly elliptic or suborbicular, sometimes slightly lobed, irregularly serrate or denticulate. Flowers white, 2-3 together on each peduncle; peduncle axillary, solitary or clustered. Fruit 1.7-2.5 cm diam., globose, purple, crustaceous, hairy.
Roots are prescribed in cough and irritable conditions of the intestines and bladder. Decoction is used as an emollient, enema and as a remedy for leprosy (Yusuf et al. 2009).
In scrub forests and village thickets of Sylhet and Chittagong.