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: Ipomoea digitata Clarke, Convolvulus paniculata L.
Bengali/Vernacular Name: Bhuikumra, Bilaikand, Huffta Aalu.
Description of the Plant:
A large glabrous twinner with tuberous root. Leaves 10-15 cm long, deeply palmately divided into 7-9 segments, each segments ovate, lanceolate or oblong, acuminate. Flowers few to many in axillary or terminal cymes. Corolla funnel-shaped, 5-6 cm long, light purple. Capsule ovoid, 8-13 mm long.
Tubers are used for the treatment of sexual disabilities in Khagrachari (Yusuf et al. 2009).
Ether soluble fraction of the plant is hypotensive and muscle relaxant (Asolkar et al., 1992).
Tuber contains β-sitosterol and glycoside- paniculatin (Asolkar et al., 1992).
Forests of Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts, and Sylhet.