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.
Tribal Name: Cha-muinda (Marma.).
Description of the Plant:
A terrestrial tall leafy herb, 30-90 cm high. Leaves 10-15 cm long, elliptic acute or acuminate. Spike dense-flowered, cylindric, 10-20 cm long; bracts as long as or longer than the flowers. Flowers yellowish; sepals 12-16 mm long; petals larger, ovate-oblong, gibbous on the lower side; lip rather longer, 3-fid.
Pills made from the whole plant along with the leaves of Plumbago indica are given after the monthly menstrual cycle for 2-3 days as a contraceptive by the Marma tribe in Chittagong Hill Tracts (Yusuf et al. 2009).
Chittagong Hill Tracts.