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 biloba Forsk., Convolvulus pes- caprae L.
Bengali/Vernacular Name: Languli lala.
English Name: Tiger’s Foot, Bindweed, Cupid’s Flower.
Description of the Plant:
A slender, annual twiner, stem patently hirsute. Leaves 3.8-10 cm diam., palmately divided up to the base with 5-9 segments, segments elliptic to elliptic-oblong, densely appressed or patently hairy. Flowers few in head-like involucrate axillary cymes; corolla 3-4 cm long, funnel-shaped, white. Capsule 5 mm, ovoid, papery, concealed in the calyx.
Roots are purgative; used for the treatment of bolis, carbuncles and dog-bites.EtOH(50%) extract of plant is spasmolytic (Asolkar et al., 1992).
Seeds showed presence of ergoline and clavinet alkaloids; total alkaloids 0.0025% (Rastogi & Mehrotra, 1993).