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.
Bengali/Vernacular Name: Sthal Padma, Thul Padma.
English Name: Changeable Rose, Confederate Rose.
Description of the Plant:
A large, bushy, ornamental shrub. Leaves, cordate, long-petioled, suborbicular, 5-7 lobed or angled, softly pubescent or tomentose. Flowers large, axillary, solitary; corolla 7.5-10 cm across, spreading, white or pink. Capsules globose, flattened, hairy.
In Malaya and China the flowers are considered to be stimulant, and an established remedy for pectoral and pulmonary complaints. In Guiana the plant is used as an emollient (Yusuf et al. 2009).
Flowers contain meratrin, quercimeritrin, cyanin and other flavonoides. Stem contains flavonoides, glycosides of naringenin and eriodictyol (Asolkar et al., 1992; Rastogi & Mehrotra, 1990).
Cultivated in gardens.