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.
Tribal name: Dikranga chuillya (Chakma).
Description of the Plant:
A large shrub or small evergreen tree. Leaves 10-15 cm long, elliptic-oblong or lanceolate or obovate obtusely and acutely acuminate. Flowers white, small, few or numerous in sessile or peduncled brachiate cymes, broader than long. Fruit globose or didymous, size of a pea.
The root extract is taken frequently by Chakmas for the treatment of diarrhoea. Tanchangyas use leaf extract for the treatment of dysentery (Yusuf et al. 2009). EtOH(50%) extract of aerial parts is antiviral, spasmolytic and CNS depressant (Asolkar et al., 1992).
Forests of Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts and Cox’s Bazar.