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: Nillata, Nallata.
Tribal Name: Deldi pata, Del lodi (Chakma); Lachuia-nui, La Soain Nuya (Marma).
Description of the plant:
A large climber. Leaves 15.25 x 7.6 cm, ovate or uppermost lanceolate, often angular or lobed, scabrid or pubescent. Racemes usually stout, pubescent, somewhat dense-flowered, or more slender, elongate. Flowers conspicuous, corolla blue, 5-7.6 cm long; tube ventricose, curved, limb oblique, lobes 5, rounded. Capsule 2.5-5 cm, globose, suddenly narrowed into a barren sword-shaped beak.
Leaves are used as a poultice in stomach complaints. Watered down sap of the stem is used to treat eye diseases in Chittagong Hill Tracts. Sap blown from the stem is given in eye pain; it has some cooling effect in the eyes (Marma). Leaves are used to treat stone in urinary bladder and elephantiasis in Khagrachari.
Forests of Gajipur, Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Cox’s Bazar, Tangail.