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: Latkan.
Tribal Name: Taipak (Tripura).
Description of the Plant:
A large woody scandent shrub. Leaves 10-20 cm long, elliptic-oblong or obovate, acute or acuminate. Flowers axillary, solitary or 2-3 together, reddish, 2.3 cm diam. Capsules 9-18 mm long and about 8 mm diam., numerous, scarlet, slightly torulose, on slender stalks.
Fresh bark extract is given to drink for 3-4 times in diarrhoea by Tripuras.
Rare in the forests of Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Cox’s Bazar.