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: Urtica crenulata Roxb.
Bengali/Vernacular Name: Chutra, Chorpata.
Tribal Name: Hung Su, Mang Jaiah (Marma).
Description of the Plant:
An evergreen shrub, 2.4-3 m high; branches stout, terete, green. Leaves 23-30 cm long, oval to oblong or oblong-lanceolate, acute, acuminate or caudate, clothed beneath and often above with stinging hairs, entire, minutely sinuate or crenulate above the middle, base rounded or cordate. Cymes short, flexuous, suberect; flowers small, diocious in dichotomously branched cymes.
Young twigs are fried or cooked as vegetables and taken to cure scabies. Root juice is given in long standing fever. Plant is poisonous (Yusuf et al. 2009).
Chittagong Hill tracts, Kurigram, Lalmonirhat, Mymensingh and other parts of the country in forest and village thickets.