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: Jari, Kalashona (Chakma), Jariphul (Tanchunga), Ru bong, Thong Row (Marma).
Description of the Plant:
A small, slender, perennial herb, stems, leaves and cymes tomentose. Leaves 3.7-5 cm long, ovate, broadly ovate or elliptic-lanceolate, obtuse, acute or acuminate. Flowers small, white, in small, dichotomous cymes. Capsules compressed obcordate, glabrous.
The root extract is taken internally for the treatment of dysentery by the Chakmas in Rangamati. Leaf tea is taken for body and chest pain by the Marma (Yusuf et al. 2009).
Forests of Chittagong and Chittagong Hill Tracts, Sylhet, in shady areas.