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: Bryonia cochinchinensis Lour.
Tribal name: Meliotrima (Murong), Aachoroy (Khumi).
Description of the plant:
A rather slender creeper or climber; stem scabrid, hairy. Leaves 5-10 cm long, reniform to triangular, 5-angled or lobed half way, edges crenate-dentate. Male peduncle 2 from each axil, 1-flowered, other recemose; females 1-flowered; petals white, ovate-oblong, 13 mm long. Fruits 5 cm long, 10 ribled, beaked, orange.
The plant is given to women in labour as a composition of a special drug. Root paste mixed with hot water is rubbed on the body in body-ache and atrophy of limb.
More or less throughout the country.