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: 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.
Powdered herb is used internally in pneumonia. Roots are reported to be used in bowel complaints (Yusuf et al. 2009).
Flowers contain oleanolic acid, betulinic acid, epi-friedelinol, β-sitosterol, quercetin-3-arabinoside and quercetin-3-rutinoside (Rastogi & Mehrotra, 1993).
Weed of cultivated land, throughout the country.