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: U. lagopoides DC.
Bengali/Vernacular Name: Lata-chakuley, Chakuley, Chakulia, Gurkha-chakulia, Golak-chakulia.
Description of the Plant:
A prostrate and ascending woody small shrub, 30-90 cm long. Leaves 2.5-5 cm long; leaflets solitary or 3-foliolate; oblong, rhomboid, rounded, hairy beneath. Racemes dense, oblong, 2.5-6.3 cm long, 2 cm through. Flowers white. Pods 3.8 cm long and 2 cm wide.
The plant is abortifacient, laxative, aphrodisiac; used in remittent fever, asthma, dysentery and for the treatment of inflammation in the chest. Decoction of the leaf is used for diarrhoea. An Ayurvedic drug consists of this plant is used in rheumatism, fever, bleeding piles, catarrh and scorpion-sting. Shoot extract showed oxytocic and antiimplantation activity.
Principal constituents of this plant are flavonoids and six anti-snake venom flavonoid compounds have been isolated from the plant (Ghani, 2003).
Sal forests of Gazipur and Tangail.