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: Kunjia, Kungooya.
Description of the Plant:
Shrubby, up to 2 m high. Leaves 2.5-7.5 cm long, more or less stellately hairy, cordate or truncate at the base, irregularly lobed to bellow the middle; lobes 3-5 or more, dialated upwards, with rounded sinuses. Flowers small, clustered in the axils; corolla rose-coloured, 2-2.5 cm diam. Capsules pubescent, covered with blunt spines.
Roots are considered emollient, refrigerant and maturant; used as an external application for lumbago. Leaves are prescribed in inflammation of the intestine and the bladder; decoction is given in colic. Infusion of the flowers is used in bronchitis.
Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Dhaka, Dinajpur, Gazipur, Kustia and other places.