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: 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 annual herb. Very variable in habit, erect, or decumbent below; stems low and herbaceous or erect, slender, woody with spreading branches. Leaves 6-25 mm, subsessile, narrowly or broadly cuneately obovate, glaucous beneath. Flowers small in axillary fascicle with one larger female. Fruit very small, globose, dry.
The leaves are expectorant and diaphoretic; useful in strangury and sweats. The seeds are carminative, laxative, tonic to the liver, diuretic, diaphoretic and astringent to the bowels; useful in bronchitis, earache, griping, ophthalmia and ascites. An infusion of the leaves is given in headache (Yusuf et al. 2009).