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: T. gallica Wight.
Bengali/Vernacular Name: Lal Jhau, Urusia, Ban Jhau, Nona-gach, Urichiya; Nona Jhau (Sunderbans).
Description of the Plant:
A small evergreen tree, often gregarious shrub, up to 6 m tall, with green drooping branchlets and minute scale leaves. Leaves minute tubular, clasping the stem, apex acuminate, closely appressed, green with a white margin. Flowers 3 mm diam., dioecious, purple or pink in compact or closely arranged, cylindrical panicled spikes, 2.5-5 cm long, at the end of branches. Fruit a capsule, 4.5 mm long, cone-shaped, 1-celled, 3-valved.
Galls and twigs are used in medicine as an astringent.
Kaempferide, tamarixetin, and D-mannitol have been isolated from leaves (Rastogi & Mehrotra, 1990).
In river banks throughout the country.