POLYGONUM PLEBEJUM R. Br.

Family: Polygonaceae

Bengali/Vernacular Name: Chemti Sag, Dubia Sag, Anjaban.

English Name: Alpine Knot-weed.

Description of the Plant:
A small prostrate, diffusely branched herb. Leaves 4-17 mm long, oblong, linear, or obovate, sessile or subsessile, stipules hyaline, short, lacerate to the middle, fimbriate. Flowers minute, pink, axillary, solitary or 2-3 together.

Using information:
Powdered herb is used internally in pneumonia. Roots are reported to be used in bowel complaints (Yusuf et al. 2009).


POLYGONUM PLEBEJUM
POLYGONUM PLEBEJUM R. Br.


Chemical constituents:
Flowers contain oleanolic acid, betulinic acid, epi-friedelinol, β-sitosterol, quercetin-3-arabinoside and quercetin-3-rutinoside (Rastogi & Mehrotra, 1993).

Distribution:
Weed of cultivated land, throughout the country.


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