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: V. verticillatum Roxb.
Bengali/Vernacular Name: Banda.
Description of the Plant:
A semi parasitic much-branched shrub on trees. Leaves numerous, opposite, thick, 3-6 cm long, elliptic or obovate, rarely lanceolate, obtuse, glabrous. Flower in axillary sessile or shortly pedunculate clusters of 3-5; corolla lobes 3 or 4, triangular, acute, deciduous. Berry ovoid or subglobose, 6 mm long.
The plant is poisonous and is said to possess medicinal properties more or less similar to those of the tree on which it grows. Poultice of the leaves is used for neuralgia.
Forests of Chittagong and Chittagong Hill Tracts.