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: Menispermum glaucum Lamk.
Bengali/Vernacular Name: Barakkanta.
Description of the Plant:
A soft woody climber. Leaves 4-9 cm long, broadly triangular-ovate, obtuse, base broad truncate, grey-tomentose beneath. Flowers small, fragrant, in compound axillary cymes; 2-6 together in male, solitary in female. Drupes brownish-black, slightly curved, rotund, obovate, 6 x 5.5 mm.
The roots are used as an antidote to the poisonous snake-bites (Yusuf et al. 2009).
Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Moulvi Bazar, Sylhet in evergreen or semi-evergreen forests, in clearings and in scrubs.