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: Kasschara, Ishalangulia.
Tribal Name: Rehankhuni (Marma).
Description of the Plant:
An annual marsh herb, usually decumbent, 15-50 cm long. Leaves 2.5-6.3 cm long, lanceolate or linear-lanceolate, acute, glabrous. Flowers numerous, in racemes on short lateral branches; corolla blue with darker veins, deeply divided, 5-6 mm long. Capsule 4 mm long, ovoid-oblong, enclosed in the enlarged persistent sepals.
The leaves are considered to possess cleaning, healing and antiseptic properties. Pulp of the plant is applied as a poultice on neglected and callous ulcers. The plant is used for pain in Khagrachari (Yusuf et al. 2009).
EtOH(50%) extract of plant is hypoglycaemic and antiprotozoal (Asolkar et al., 1992).
Throughout the country in fallow wet-lands.