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.
Description of the plant:
Scandent, climbing to a height of 9-15 m; stem stout woody. Tendrils elongate, terete. Leaves coriaceous, deciduous, 7.5-15 cm long, ovate-oblong, acute, entire, base rounded or slightly cordate. Male flowers in racemes or panicles, 15-30 cm long; petals greenish yellow, oblong, obtuse, 4 mm long. Female flowers in 5-12 flowered racemes, 10-30 cm long; petals ovate-oblong, 6-8 mm long. Capsule 5-10 cm long, cylindric-obconic.
The plant is febrifuge. Leaves are applied topically to reduce inflammation. Leaf paste mixed with milk and butter is applied as a liniment in spasmodic affections. Fruits are cooling, laxative and aperient; cures asthma, cough and bronchitis.
In fallow lands.