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: Sunat, Batilata, Sundad, Hatilata
Tribal Name: Hijing chinepata (Chakma).
Description of the Plant:
An extensive, climber, clothing trees like ivy; stem leafy. Leaves very variable, 5-10 cm long, obovate, elliptic or lanceolate, acute, acuminate or apiculate, base cuneate or rounded; petiole broadly winged, 2.5-7.5 cm long. Spathe 4-6 mm long, cymbiform, cuspidate, green. Spadix yellow, as long as the spathe, stipitate, globose, ovoid or shortly oblong; the stipes as long as the inflorescence. Berries 13-17 mm, oblong, scarlet on ripenig.
The root bruised and fried in oil is applied to cure abscess. Infusion of the leaves is used in both for curing convulsions and epilepsy. Cut stem with camphor is smoked like tobacco for asthma. The plant is given for hysteria and snake-bite in Khagrachari (Yusuf et al. 2009).
North Bengal, Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts.