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: Lygodium pinnatifidum Sw.
Bengali/Vernacular Name: Miau-maka-la (Marma); Kuttijurkha (Tanchunga); Huttigurpo (Chakma).
Description of the Plant:
A slender and graceful, climbing fern. Fronds stipitate-pinnate with the pinnules again pinnate or variously lobed or sub-palmate, all serrulate; sori protruding from the margin.
Plant is expectorant and antibacterial; infusion is used in menorrhagia. Marma of Chittagong Hill Tracts applies the plant juice to insect bites as an antidote, after squeezing out a little blood. The fresh root boiled with mustard oil is applied externally in rheumatism, sprains, scabies, ulcers, eczema, cut and wounds. It is particularly useful as a local application to carbuncles. The root extract is taken by Tanchangya in stomach pain (Yusuf et al. 2009).
Roots contain flavonoids, quercetin and pentahydroxyflavone-3-O-rutinoside (Ghani, 2003).
Chittagong and Chittagong Hill Tracts.