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: Mahkoa, Siakul, Shyakul, Anor, Janglikul.
Tribal Name: Kalam Jiba, Si Mo Thuai (Marma).
English Name: Jackal Jujube.
Description of the Plant:
A bushy, thorny shrub with long sarmentose branches. Leaves 2-farious, 2.5-5 cm long, ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, obscurely crenate-serrate or sub-entire, pubescent beneath. Flowers small, greenish yellow in small, axillary cymes. Drupe 6 mm across, globose or obovoid, black when fully ripe.
A decoction of the root bark is used to promote the healing of fresh wounds. Fruit is used as an ingredient in the pills used for stomachache.
Peptide alkaloids zizyphinine and zizyphine A - E along with abyssinines A and B have been isolated from stem bark (Rastogi & Mehrotra, 1993).
Outskirt of evergreen and scrub forest of Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts and Sylhet.
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