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: Lindenbergia urticaefolia Lehm.
Bengali/Vernacular Name: Basanti, Haldi Basanti.
Description of the Plant:
An annual, small, erect herb, 15-50 cm high. Leaves 2-5 cm long, ovate, subacute, crenate-serrate, usually glandular-villous. Flowers yellow, solitary or 2-nate in the axils of large leaves, sometimes running out into axillary or terminal leafy racemes; corolla yellow, 1.3 cm long, 2-lipped. Capsules oblong, 5 mm long.
Juice of the plant is given in chronic bronchitis and mixed with coriander plant applied to skin eruptions (Yusuf et al. 2009).
Various parts of the plant contain a large number of long-chain hydrocarbons, β-sitosterol, β-sitosterol palmitate, β-sitosterol- β-D-glucoside, mannitol and apigenin (Ghani, 2003).
All over the country on damp, old walls.