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: Banokra, Atlera, Nageji, Jangli Ghagra; Belaz-gota (Rema-Kalenga).
Tribal Name: Pobibaong, Fao Pi, Faw Ma (Marma); Wakkhansu Buphang (Tipra), Napsa (Murang).
English Name: Aramina Fibre, Congo Jute
Description of the Plant:
A shrubby perennial, up to 2 m high. Leaves usually broader than long, up to 11.3 cm long, cordate, serrate or toothed, stellately hairy, roundish, angled; lobes generally acute or acuminate, varying in size and numbers. Flowers small, clustered in the axils; corolla 15 mm long, pink. Capsules pubescent, covered with blunt spines.
Roots are a popular diuretic; used externally for lumbago and rheumatism. Decoction of stem and root is used in windy colic. The flowers are used as a pectoral and expectorant in dry coughs. Infusion of flowers is used as a gargle for aphthae and sore-throat. Leaves are used in abscess in Rema-Kalenga.
Seeds contain an enzyme, urease. They also contain pentosans, mucilage and proteins (Ghani, 2003).
In most of the districts in fallow lands.