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: M. ramentacea Wall.
Tribal name: Mesa-dai (Marma.); Maricha, Naricha phul, Noa-maricha, Lodi Sibang, Leddu Shibang, Muruli, Kura tethoi (Chakma.); Bol-jakhandok, The Beloa (Garo).
Description of the Plant:
A small evergreen tree, with long hanging branches. Leaves ovate-lanceolate, 10-20 cm long, acuminate base rounded, entire. Flowers white, small, in axillary, compound racemes. Fruit a small, white berry.
Leaf juice is given to children with symptoms of diarrhoea by the Marma and Chakma in Chittagong Hill Tracts. Juice is also used in cuts by the Marma (Yusuf et al. 2009).
Forests of Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Cox's Bazar, Sylhet & Sal forest.