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: Heligne rheedei Wight.
Description of the plant:
An evergreen twiner. Leaves 7.5-18 cm long, ovate-oblong or oblong-lanceolate. Cymes axillary corymbose 5-7.5 cm diam. Corolla 1.25 cm diam., coriaceous, lobes linear-oblong, obtuse. Fruits up to 18 cm long, linear-lanceolate, acuminate, quite cylindric, at length separating into 2 coriaceous follicles.
The juice of the plant is given internally in insanity (Yusuf et al. 2009).