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: Dholsamudra, Hastikarna; Hastikarna Polas (Natore).
Description of the Plant:
A low-shrub, up to 1 m high, with annual shoot; root tuberous, perennial. Leaves simple, large, broadly ovate, cordate, acute or acuminate, coarsely serrate; the lower leaves up to 60 cm long, the upper 15-23 cm. Flowers small, white, in terminal much branched, corymbose cymes. Berry 6-8 mm diam., depressed globose, lobed, black.
The tuberous roots are astringent and alexipharmac; used to kill guineaworm, and when pounded is applied to obstinate sores to promote cicatrisation. It is applied externally to allay pain and to stop the effusion of blood (Yusuf et al. 2009).
Chittagong Hill Tracts.