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: Leea hirta Roxb.
Bengali/Vernacular Name: Ban Chalita.
Tribal Name: Kara Giri (Marma).
Description of the Plant:
A rigid shrub, 1.3-2.5 m high; stem jointed, swollen above the joints, and together with the branches, peduncles, petioles, furnished with 6-8 short crisp wings. Leaves usually simply pinnate; leaflets oblong, parallel-sided, 10-18 cm long, acute, sharply serrate. Flowers small, greenish-white, in small terminal cymes. Berry 8 mm across, depressed globose, lobed, black.
The tubers are used as a remedy for guineaworm. The leaves when bruised are applied to wounds (Yusuf et al. 2009).
Forest of Chittagong and Chittagong Hill Tracts.