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: Haritaki.
Tribal Name: Belomit, Aritok (Garo).
English Name: Citrine Myrobalan.
Description of the Plant:
A medium-sized to large, deciduous tree, up to 25 m high. Leaves sub-opposite, elliptic to oblong-lanceolate, 7-20 cm long, entire. Flowers small, dull-yellow, sessile in terminal and lateral, spikes, often panicled. Fruit a drupe, oblong-lanceolate, about 5 cm long, smooth, obscurely 5-angled.
The fruit has the same properties as that of T. chebula. The bark has diuretic and cardiotonic properties.
Forests of Gazipur, Tangail, Sylhet, Chittagong and Chittagong Hill Tracts.