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: Sankarjata.
Tribal Name: Belailengur (Chakma); Kro Kri (Marma).
Description of the Plant:
An erect, little-branched, annual undershrub, 0.9-1.8 m high. Leaves imparipinnate, 20-30 cm long. Leaflets on the upper part of the stem 5-7, (rarely 9), 10-20 cm long, linear oblong, acute, blotched with white, minutely pubescent beneath, base rounded. Flowers in close fascicles along the rachis of spicate, cylindric racemes, 15-30 cm long; rachis and pedicels downy with hooked hairs. Corolla 6 mm long, purple. Pods pale lead-coloured; joints 3-6, smooth, polished.
The plant is used for the treatment of heart trouble and fractured bone. The root has aphrodisiac properties; decoction is prescribed for cough, chills and fevers. Leaves are considered antiseptic and used in gonorrhoea. Pods are useful in sore-mouth of children. Roots and leaves are used for typhoid and tetanus in Khagrachari by the tribal.
Forests of Chittagong and Chittagong Hill Tracts.