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: Phaseolus radiatus L. non Roxb.
Bengali/Vernacular Name: Mug, Ghora Mug, Sona Mug.
English Name: Green Gram, Mung.
Description of the Plant:
A scandent or subscandent herb, 30-60 cm long or more, whole plant is much hairy with reddish brown pubescence. Leaves large, 3-foliolate; leaflets 8-12 cm long. Flowers yellow in axillary racemes. Pods subcylindric, up to 6.5 cm long, nearly erect, very hairy.
Seeds are laxative, antipyretic, tonic and astringent to the bowels; useful in biliousness, eye troubles, headache, nose complaints, throat inflammations, bronchitis and kidney diseases. It is also given as a diet in fever.
Husked seeds contain carbohydrates (56.7-59.9%), protein (24-24.5%), fat, minerals (Ca, P, Fe, Mg, Na, K, Cu, S, Cl) and iodine. It also contains vitamins carotene, thiamine, riboflavin, niacine, vitamin-C, choline and folic acid (Anon, 1976).
Cultivated all over the country.