Synonyms: Canna orientalis Rosc.
Family: Cannaceae - Pea family
Growth Habit: Herb
Bangla/Vernacular Name: Sarbajaya, Kalaboti.
Tribal Name: Tea-Teng (Murang).
English name: India Shot, Indian Bread- Shot.
A perennial, rhizomatous herb, with 1-1.7 m high stem. Leaves 15-45 cm long, lanceolate to ovate, or oval, caudate-acuminate. Flowers large brilliantly coloured, rather distant, in terminal spike. Fruit capsular, 3-celled, papillose, tubercled or echinate.
Rootstock contains enzymes, triacontanol and mixture of stigmasterol, ß-sitosterol, campesterol and ß- lectin and traces of alkaloids (Asolkar et al. 1992; Ghani, 2003).
Root extract is taken in abdominal pain. Also planted as ornamental (Murang).
Canna indica L.
Cultivated in the garden throughout the country.