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: Labangaphal, Lavangalota.
Description of the Plant:
A scandent evergreen shrub generally tufted from the ground with strong axillary spines. Leaves 3-foliolate, long-pelioled; leaflets lanceolate or oblong-lanceolate, coriaceous. Flowers conspicuous, white, in glabrous, cymose racemes in the axils of the leaves; petals about 10-12 mm long. Berries oval, obscurely 3-lobed, the size of a pigeon's egg.
Root and berries are cooling and aphrodisiac; allay thirst, cures consumption, biliousness, burning and fever (Yusuf et al. 2009).
Chemical Constituents:Four crystalline neutral compounds have been isolated from mature fruits (Chopra, 1992). Myricardiol, taraxerol and myricolal have been isolated from the bark (Rastogi and Mehrotra, 1990).
Forests of Sylhet.