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: Ionidium suffruticosum (L.) R. & S.
Bengali/Vernacular Name: Nunbora.
Description of the Plant:
A small suffrutescent perennial herb, 15-30 cm high, with many diffuse or ascending branches. Leaves linear or lanceolate, 4-5 cm long, entire or serrate. Flowers rose-coloured, axillary, solitary; petals unequal. Capsules about 6 mm across, subglobose.
Plant is tonic, demulcent and diuretic; removes urinary calculi; used in strangury, pain, dysentery, vomiting, asthma and cough. Root is diuretic; prescribed in bowel complaints of children; infusion is used in gonorrhoea and urinary affections. Dried powdered leaves are used in asthma.
Plant extract contains an alkaloid, aurantiamide acetate, β-sitosterol and isoarborinol (Asolkar et al., 1992). Nectar contains high amount of amino acids including valine, leucine and glutamic acid (Ghani, 2003).
Chittagong along railway lines.