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: Pouzolzia indica Gaud.
Description of the plant:
A perennial herb, very variable in size and habit; stem erect or prostrate, 15-30 cm long. Leaves 2-3.8 cm long, ovate or ovate-lanceolate, obtuse, acute or acuminate, entire. Flowers minute, in small axillary androgynous clusters.
Leaves are anthelmintic and vulnerary; used as a cicatrizant for gangrenous ulcers, in syphilis and gonorrhoea. Leaf juice is used as galactagogue. Poultice of the herb is applied to sores, boils and to relieve stomachache (Yusuf et al. 2009).
Plant contains flavones, flavonoids, tannin, carotene, carotenoids, ascorbic, tartaric, malic and pectic acids, gum, minerals and their salts (Ghani, 2003).
All over Bangladesh in fallow lands.