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: Kusha, Shetadrone.
Tribal Name: Pai Thung Sa (Marma).
Description of the Plant:
An erect, hispid, annual herb, 15-45 cm high, much-branched from near the base; branches quadrangular. Leaves subsessile, 2.5-7.5 cm long, linear or linear-lanceolate, obtuse, entire or cerrulate, hispid. Flowers sessile or subsessile, usually in terminal whorls, 1.3-2 cm diam; corolla white, 2 cm long.
Juice of the herb is used in headache, colds, scabies and other skin diseases. Decoction of leaves is used as a lotion for ulcers of the nose (Yusuf et al. 2009).
Plant contains an essential oil, antibacterial principles and other constituents similar to those of other Leucas species (Ghani, 2003).
Dhaka, Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Comilla and Sylhet in fallow lands.