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: Leucas linifolia (Roth.) Spreng.
Bengali/Vernacular Name: Chhoto Halkusha, Gaochia, Donkolos, Droton, Dronpuspi.
Tribal Name: Pai Sung Sa, Pai Tung Sa (Marma), Sasaneo (Bwam).
Description of the Plant:
An annual erect herb, 35-75 cm high, pubescent or tomentose. Leaves 4.5-9 cm, linear-lanceolate, obtuse, entire or remotely serrate. Flowers subsessile, in axillary and terminal whorls, 1.3-2 cm diam., corolla white, about 1.3 cm long.
The plant is vermifuge. Leaves are roasted and eaten with salt as a febrifuge and to restore appetite. Juice employed in headaches, cough, scabies and cold. Leaves mixed with salt and kerosene is useful as poultice in sores and wounds (Yusuf et al. 2009).
The methanol extract of the plant was found to possess significant inhibitory activity against carrageenin-, histamine-, serotonin- and dextran-induced hind paw edema in rats (Ghani, 2003).
An isopimarane rhamnoglucoside, linifolioside, have been isolated from this plant (Ghani, 2003).
Dhaka, Comilla, Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Noakhali, Rajshahi and Sylhet in fallow lands.