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: Uridhan, Janglidhan, Phutki.
Description of the Plant:
A glabrous floating grass, stem spongy with feathery whorled roots at the nodes. Leaves 2.5-7.5 cm long, linear or ovate-oblong, obtuse, more or less scaberulous above. Panicles about 5 cm long, spikelets very narrow, 20 mm long, awned.
Seeds are cooling and astringent to urinary tract; useful in biliousness (Yusuf et al. 2009).
The grass contains 7.92% protein (Rastogi & Mehrotra, 1990).
Swamps and wet ground throughout the country.