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: O. indica Ham.
Bengali/Vernacular Name:Shet-murga, Muragphul.
Tribal Name: Soononbom, Kasopai (Marma), Su Sang Sak (Tanchamgya), Ranga chuma (Chakma), Se-ankanlingpo (Khumi).
English Name: Quail Grass, Cock's Comb.
Description of the Plant:
An erect, leafless annual herb, 10-50 cm high, root parasite on mustard plant. Flowers sessile or lower shortly pedicillate, numerous, in cylindric spikes. Corolla 2-3.2 cm long, the upper part blue or lilac the lower part nearly white. Capsules nearly 1.3 cm long, oblong acuminate.
The plant is used to stop diarrhoea. It is also used for the cure of boil in the throat of cattle in different areas of India (Yusuf et al. 2009).
Atropine (75.7%), hyoscine (18.5%) along with some minor alkaloids, belladonnine, apoatropine and meteloidine have been found in Egyptian plant (Rastogi & Mehrotra, 1993).
Khulna, Kustia, Rajshahi.