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: Sheuri (Ctg.); Kimdabeng (Garo).
English Name: Golden Champak.
Description of the Plant:
A small sub-deciduous tree. Leaves alternate, 6-12 cm long, obovate, elliptic, sharply serrate. Flowers fragrant, from the ends of short, lateral branches or scars of fallen leaves in corymbose racemes. Fruit of 3-6 drupes, 6 mm long, oblong-ovoid, black, surrounded by the persistent calyx.
The bark is digestive and tonic. Boiled leaves are used as an emollient cataplasm. The root is used by the Santals as an antidote to snake-bite; decoction is given in menstrual complaints, consumption and asthma (Yusuf et al. 2009).
Ochnaflavone and two related biflavones I and II have been isolated from leaves (Rastogi and Mehrotra, 1993).
Occurs in the forests of Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Cox's Bazar, Sylhet, Mymensingh.