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.
Tribal name: To podda ga, Preaka, Chainda (Marma).
Description of the Plant:
An unbranched small tree, 3-4.5 m high, with short prickles on the stem. Leaves large, 30-60 cm across, deeply palmatifid or palmatisect, lobes acuminate, serrate. Petiole 60-80 cm long. Flowers small, yellowish in umbels which are corymbesely arranged in terminal panicles. Fruit 16 mm long, ovoid.
Paste prepared from roots and fruits are applied to snake-bites. Root paste is applied to swollen and painful penis of childrens in Chittagong Hill Tracts. Root pieces are used as talismans against dropsy; generally five talismans are used: two at ankles and two at wrists and one at the neck.
Forests of Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts and Sylhet.