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: Convolvulus obscurus L.
Bengali/Vernacular Name: Ban Kalmi.
Description of the Plant:
A slender twinner or stem prostrate. Leaves 2.5-3.6 cm long, ovate to orbicular, sometimes almost reniform, entire, acute to acuminate, base cordate. Flowers rather small, 1-2 in axillary cymes. Corolla funnel-shaped, 2-2.5 cm, long, white or pale yellow with dark midpetaline bands. Capsule ovoid, 7-9 mm long.
The leaves toasted, powdered and boiled with ghi (butter oil) are considered as a valuable application in aphthous affection (Yusuf et al. 2009).
Chittagong, Dhaka, Kushtia.