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 sepiaria Koen. ex. Roxb., Convolvulus maximus L. f.
Bengali/Vernacular Name: Ban Kalmi.
Description of the Plant:
A twinner with pilose stem. Leaves 2.5-7.5 cm long, ovate-deltoid to broadly ovate, acuminate, cordate, sometimes sagitte at the base. Flowers 2 or more in pedunculate subumbellate cymes; corolla 3-3.8 cm long, salver-shaped, light purplish or white, tinged with rose-purple. Capsule 8 mm long, smooth, spherical.
Tubers are cooling, alterative, uterine tonic and aphrodisiac; cures ulcers. Juice of the plant is deobstruent and diuretic and antidote to arsenic (Yusuf et al. 2009). EtOH(50%) extract of aerial parts is diuretic and hypotensive (Asolkar et al., 1992).
Tuber contains β-sitosterol and glycoside- paniculatin (Asolkar et al., 1992).
Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Jhalakati, Noakhali, Patuakhali, and Khulna.