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: Picrasma nepalensis Benth.
Bengali/Vernacular Name: Nilghanta.
Tribal Name: Gach nirbis (Chakma).
Description of the Plant:
A small to medium-sized, evergreen tree. All parts of the tree is bitter. Leaves imparipinnate, 20-23 cm long; leaflets 7, oblong or elliptic-oblong, 10-18 cm long, bluntly tailed, entire, silky-shining beneath. Flowers small, greenish-white, in axillary, corymbose, pubescent panicles, shorter than the leaves. Fruit a drupe of 1-4 druplets, raised on the flat and thick torus, white, smooth.
The bark of the plant is used as a febrifuge (Yusuf et al. 2009).
Forests of Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts and Cox’s Bazar.