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.
Bengali/Vernacular Name: Baghatita, Ram Basak, Tamrapuspi Basak.
Description of the Plant:
An evergreen shrub up to 2.4 m high, branchlets quadrangular. Leaves 13-35 cm long, oblanceolate, elliptic-oblong, acute or acuminate, entire. Flowers in terminal elongated, thyrsoid panicles, up to 30 cm long; corolla tubular, curved, orange or brick red villous. Capsule 3.8 cm long, linear-clavate.
Medicinal uses are same as Adhatoda zeylanica (no. 19). Fruit and leaves are taken after burning as a specific for fevers. Leaves are used as an expectorant in cough, bronchitis and asthma (Yusuf et al. 2009).
Leaves contain β-sitosterol, lupeol and betulin. Other constituents of the plant are similar to those of Adhatoda zeylanica ( Ghani, 2003).
Occur in the forests of Sylhet.