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. racemosa Coleber., Menispermum acuminatum Lamk.
Bengali/Vernacular Name: Teliakora.
Description of the Plant:
A large woody climber; branches cinereous, striate. Leaves 7.5-15 cm long, ovate, acuminate, cordate, truncate or rounded at the base. Flowers yellow, 6 mm across, in elongate, lax, axillary, racemose panicles, up to 30 cm long, branches 2.5 cm long, male 3-7 flowered at the apex, female 1-flowered. Drupes 1-10, reddish, 1.3 cm long, ovate, compressed.
Roots are rubbed between stones and mixed with water is given as a drink for the cure of venomous snake-bites.
Two new bisbenzylisoquinoline alkaloids – tiliarine and tiliacorine along with six known alkaloids have been isolated from roots. Roots also contain bases A iodide, B iodide and D perchlorate; tiliacine, corine, mohinine and a new base-mosine. Tiliamosine have been isolatd from root bark. Plant has also been reported to contain tiliacorinine and nortiliacorinines A and B (Rastogi & Mehrotra, 1990 & 93).
Dhaka, Bagerhat, Kustia, Khulna, Faridpur, Rajshahi.