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 sambucina Willd.
Bengali/Vernacular Name: Kukur jiwa, Achila gach, Arengi.
Tribal Name: Kra, Kre, Si Sa Kalo (Marma).
Description of the Plant:
A rigid shrub, 1.2-3 m high; branches many from base, shraight. Leaves 38-50 cm long, 2- rarely 3-pinnate; leaflets 7.5-20 cm long, oblong or elliptic-oblong, acuminate, coarsely and irregularly serrate. Flowers small, white, in large, branched, corymbose cymes. Berry 6-8 mm, depressed globose, lobed, purple-black.
Marma of Chittagong Hill Tracts prescribe combined root paste of this plant along with the root of Oreocnide integrifolia and Cissus repens in bubo and boils (Yusuf et al. 2009).
Forests of Chittagong and Chittagong Hill Tracts, Sylhet and village groves.