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: Ruellia hirta Vahl.
Bengali/Vernacular Name: Buripana.
Tribal Name: Mrawnna (Marma).
Description of the Plant:
A softly hirsute herb; stem 15-45 cm long, creeping in grass. Leaves small, 1.25-2.5 cm long, ovate crenate. Heads 2-6-flowered, axillary. Bracts 1.25 cm long, elliptic; sepals linear, or in fruit subspathulate; corolla 1.25 cm, subequal, pale lavender blue. Capsule 1.25 cm long, 12-seeded.
Leaves are chewed with betel leaf which cures ulcer of the mouth and gums (Yusuf et al. 2009).