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: Nal, Khagra, Nal khagra.
Description of the Plant:
A tall, stout, perennial grass. Leaves distichous, linear to broadly lanceolate, tip subulate. Panicle, brownish-purple, 15-60 cm long, erect, branches widely spreading.
The plant is cooling and aphrodisiac; useful in biliousness, urinary troubles, vaginal and uterine complaints, erysipelas, and heart diseases. The root is regarded as cooling and diaphoretic (Yusuf et al. 2009).
All over the country in swamps, canal and river banks.