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: Tik-chana, Tik-dana.
Description of the Plant:
A biennial or perennial glabrous herb with a slender, vertical, very long rootstock. Leaves sessile or subsessile, 7.5-15 cm long, narrowly obovate, sinuate-lobed or pinnatifid. Flowering-stems 15-45 cm long, many from the root, almost naked, branches dichotomously divaricating. Heads 1.3 cm, terminal, paniculate.
The root of this plant in combination with other drugs is given as a lactagogue (Yusuf et al. 2009).
Throughout the country on sandy habitat.