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: Chera pata (Rema-Kalenga).
Tribal Name: Fessya gach (Chakma).
Description of the Plant:
A tall climber, stem stout or slender. Leaves thickly fleshy, glabrous, 7.6-12.7 cm long, ovate, elliptic or lanceolate, acute or acuminate, 3-5-nerved. Flowers in axillary umbels with 7.6 cm peduncle. Calyx small, 5-partite, lobes ovate; corolla rotate, lobes 5, 1.25 cm diam., pearly white; coronal-process longer than the corolla-tube.
Leaves are used for the treatment of Jundice; extract and paste is used to alleviate body pain. Leaves are also given to cows for diarrhoea in Rema-Kalenga (Yusuf et al. 2009).
Almost throughout the country.