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: Burna, Burakochi, Ratabura, Mathura-ninia, Lepcha; Bura (Chittagong).
Description of the Plant:
A low evergreen tree, with a large spreading crown; young shoots, leaves and inflorescence rusty tomentose. Leaves large, peltate, denticulate or entire, base rounded. Flowers in axillary panicles. Fruit a capsule, about 6 mm diam.
The juice of the leaves and flowers is administered in cases of constipation, mucous stool and colic in Jointiapur of Sylhet (Yusuf et al. 2009).
A new triterpene – 3-epitaraxerol along with teraxerone and β-sitosterol have been isolated from the plant (Rastogi & Mehrotra, 1993).
Forests of Chittagong and Chittagong Hill Tracts.