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.
Description of the Plant:
A small tufted or procumbent annual herb, 15-30 cm long. Leaves 6-10 cm long, amplexicaul, elliptic or ovate, obtuse, pellucid-punctate. Flowers yellow, 6-10 mm across, in elongate dichotomous cymes. Capsule ovoid, equalling the persistent sepals.
The plant is astrigent, alterative, styptic and vulnerary. It is used in asthma and dysentery. The plant is astrigent, alterative, styptic and vulnerary. It is used in asthma and dysentery (Yusuf et al. 2009).
The major compounds of interest in the leaves and flowers of Hypericons are hypericin and pseudohypericin. Other active constituents include flavonoids, xanthones, phenolic carboxylic acids, essential oil, carotenoids, alkanes, phloroglucinol derivatives, phytosterols and fatty acid alcohols (Ghani, 2003)
Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Cox’s Bazar and Sylhet, a weed of reclaimed fields.