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.
Description of the plant:
A creeping herb, with many long stragling, spreading or erect branches, rooting at nodes. Leaves 2-3.2 cm, ovate-lanceolate, rounded at base but tapering on the petiole, acute serrate. Flowers solitary; calyx about 2 cm, 5-ribbed, slightly winged; corolla-tube 2.5 cm, limb nearly 2.5 cm diam. Capsule as long as calyx.
The juice of the leaves is considered in Malabar Coast as a cure for gonorrhoea.