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: Kanta Begun, Kantikari.
Description of the Plant:
A viscoid and very prickly, erect herb or undershrub, up to 1.2 m tall with spreading branches; prickles straight, yellowish, 0.7 cm or more long. Leaves 10-12 cm long, sinuately lobed or deeply pinnatifid, pinnae lobed. Racemes terminal or extra-exillary, up to 30 cm long. Flowers up to 2 cm across. Calyx prickly; Corolla up to 2 cm long, white or bluish white. Berry 1-2 cm across, globose, scarlet, covered by enlarged and reflexed calyx lobes.
Used for the same purpose as that of Solanum virginianum (no. 645).
Isonuatigenin and nuatigenin have been isolated from roots (Rastogi & Mehrotra, 1990).
All over Bangladsh in fallow lands.
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