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.
Bengali/Vernacular Name: Ban Mallica.
English Name: Wild Jasmine.
Description of the Plant:
A shrub. Leaves simple, very variable, 1.3-5 cm, sometimes more, ovate-oval or oval-lanceolate, rounded at base, sometimes attenuate, obtuse or acute. Flowers on long slender pedicels, solitary or more usually in threes at the ends of short, lateral divaricate twigs. Corolla-tube about 1.6 cm long. Fruits about 8 mm, broadly ovoid.
Powdered root mixed with powdered rhizome of Acorus calamus and lime juice is considered a valuable external application in cases of ringworm and herpes. The juice of the leaves is given as an emetic in cases of poisoning (Yusuf et al. 2009).
Flowers gave positive test for indole (Asolkar et al., 1992).