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: Z. glabra Roxb.
Bengali/Vernacular Name: Ban Boroi (Sylhet); Anigola (Dhaka); Bat Boroi (Dinajpur).
Tribal Name: Jiba (Marma).
Description of the Plant:
A large straggling shrub, armed with recurved prickles, sometimes climbing; young branches clothed with fulvous tomentum. Leaves elliptic, often rounded from an oblique or cordate base, 5-13 cm long, densely tawny-villous and paler beneath. Flowers small greenish-yellow in cymes, arranged in long axillary or terminal much branched, drooping panicles, often up to 30 cm long. Fruit a drupe, globose or pear-shaped, about 2 cm long.
The flowers with an equal quantity of the petioles of the betel leaf and half as much lime are given in 4 grain pills twice a day for menorrhagia.
A new glycoside, zizyphoside along with betulic, oleanolic, alphitolic and 2α-hydroxyursolic acids have been isolated from this plant. Zizyphoside on hydrolysis yields altered aglycone, ebelin lactone (Rastogi & Mehrotra, 1993).
In the forests of Chittagong, Sylhet, Dhaka, Mymensingh, Dinajpur.
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