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: S. asiatica (L.) Kuntze.
Description of the Plant:
A small erect, rigid herb, 7.5-30 cm high, slender or branched, strigose with prickly hairs. Leaves sessile, 1.3-3.2 cm long, linear, often rough with pustular prickles. Flowers in long, lax spikes; corolla usually bright yellow, occasionally red or white, 6 mm across. Capsule 5 mm long, oblong-ellipsoid.
Plant is bitter; used to improve appetite and taste; useful in strangury and diseases of the blood.
Aerial parts contain flavonoids, including a rare flavone methyl ether, 7,4΄-dimethyl scutellarein, apigenin, luteolin and β-sitosterol. Root exudates of host plants of S. lutea contains p-benzoquinones and strigol (Ghani, 2003).
North and Eastern part of the country.
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