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: Phyllanthus leprocarpus Wight
Bengali/Vernacular Name: Hazarmani.
Description of the Plant:
A low or tall diffusely branched erect or decumbent herb, 30-60 cm high; stem and branches angled. Leaves 4-16 mm long, sessile, distichously imbricate, oblong or linear-oblong, tip rounded or apiculate. Flowers very minute, axillary, subsessile. Fruit very small, echinate.
The plant is diuretic, sudorific, depurative and emmenagogue. It is given in dropsy, gonorrhoea, genito-urinary diseases, cystitis and as a drink in dysentery. In Cambodia the plant is considered tonic, astringent and febrifuge. Fruits are cooling; useful in thirst, bronchitis, leprosy, anaemia, urinary discharges, anuria, biliousness, asthma and hiccup (Yusuf et al. 2009).
Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts.