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: Telsur, Teksol, Tersol.
English Name: Rock Dammar.
Description of the Plant:
A large evergreen or semi-deciduous tree with tall, clear, cylindrical bole. Leaves 6-13 cm long, ovate-oblong to lanceolate-oblong, acute or obtusely acuminate. Flowers yellowish, small, fragrant, in axillary or terminal slender, lax, grey-tomentose panicles. Fruit-belly 3-6 mm, ovoid, apiculate, wings 3.5-6.5 cm, oblong, tapering at both ends.
Resin of the trunk is a popular styptic and is used as an ointment for wounds and sores. Bark is astringent; used as a masticatory for gingivitis (Yusuf et al. 2009).
Bark contains a fragrant copal like resin and β-sitosterol and heartwood contains hopeaphenol (Ghani, 2003).
Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Cox’s Bazar; occasionally cultivated as an avenue tree.