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: Loranthus cochinchinensis Lour.
Bengali/Vernacular Name: Chota Banda; Rema (Sylhet).
Tribal Name: Orsallu (Chakma.).
Description of the Plant:
A much branched, quite glabrous, epiphytic parasitic shrub with swollen nodes. Leaves 4-12 cm long, elliptic, elliptic-lanceolate or ovate, thickly coriaceous. Flowers greenish-yellow, lip purplish, up to 20 mm long, in axillary racemes, solitary or in pairs, sometimes clustered. Fruit a berry, 6-8 mm long, slightly tubercled, dark violet when ripe.
The leaf paste is taken by Chakma as a remedy for jaundice (Yusuf et al. 2009).
Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Dhaka, Mymensingh, Sylhet, Dinajpur, Rangpur, Rajshahi, Moulvi Bazar, attached on host plants.