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.
Tribal name: Kamrah, Kramu-rauh (Marma.), Un Adehye Nah (Bawm), Kasobu (Murang).
Description of the Plant:
A short stemmed branching shrub. Leaves opposite, 10-20 cm long, elliptic or elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate, sharply serrate, base cuneate. Flowers small, yellowish white, in dense, globose corymbs at the end of the branchlets. Fruits drupaceous, globose about 2 cm across, purplish.
The leaves are diuretic and applied externally in dropsy. In Chittagong Hill Tracts the leaves are cooked in curries; root paste is taken with fermented rice water for urinary problems; it also expels stones from urinary tracts. The leaves are one of the ingredients of a medicine used for jaundice in Khagrachari. Fresh leaves are given to the patients as a tonic. Leaves cooked with Nappi, (a fermented paste of varieties of marine fishes) is an important diet for the patient of jaundice in Chittagong Hill Tracts (Yusuf et al. 2009).
Forests of Chittagong and Chittagong Hill Tracts.