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: Hyssopus lophanthoides Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don.
Tribal Name: Bara Oinching (Tanchangya).
Description of the Plant:
An annual, erect, aromatic herb or short lived perennial. Stem and branches pubescent. Leaves shortly petioled; lamina 4-8 x 2.5-6 cm, ovate, almost cordate, crenate, acuminate, softly pubescent on both surfaces. Inflorescence in cymes usually in long panicles. Calyx 1-1.5 mm long, shortly 5-toothed or indistinctly 2-lipped. Corolla purplish, about 5 mm long, tube straight, lips subequal; stamens exerted.
Decoction of the plant is used for the treatment of bodyache (Yusuf et al. 2009).
Sylhet, and cultivated in Jhum of Chittagong Hill Tracts by the tribal.