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: Dipteracathus suffruticosa Voigt.
Bengali/Vernacular Name: Chotpote
Description of the plant:
An erect, pubescent undershrub, 0.3-0.6 m high. Roots stout, often with fusiform swellings. Stems herbaceous, annually produced from a short creeping woody rhizome. Leaves lanceolate, elliptic or oblanceolate, the lower ones usually smaller. Flowers solitary, terminal, subsessile, 3.8 cm long. Corolla white, 3.8-5 cm, tube slender. Capsule 3.8 cm long, oblong, often tinged with purple.
Roots are used in gonorrhoea, syphilis and renal affections; the dried ground roots are taken in the dose of 2 oz. by a pregnant women, causes abortion. Water extract of the dried roots are used as a wash to sore-eyes (Yusuf et al. 2009).
North Bengal (Dinajpur).
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