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.
Tribal name: Sain Khuing Trang, Thah Mong Su (Marma).
Description of the Plant:
A much-branched medium shrub. Leaves 7.5-15 cm long, ovate or acuminate, regularly or irregularly serrate-dentate. Flowers very small, white, numerous, in compound, panicles, usually glabrous raceme. Berry globose, creamy white, about 3 mm diam.
Poultice of the leaf is used to eject pus from boils by the Marma in Chittagong Hill Tracts. Fruits are considered anthelmintic. The roots are given in syphilis (Yusuf et al. 2009).
Sitosterol and quercetin-3-rhamnoside have been isolated from the leaves (Rastogi & Mehrotra, 1993). Throughout the country along the road sides and fellow lands..
Distribution: Forests of Chittagong and Chittagong Hill Tracts.