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Dalbergia volubilis Roxb.

Group: Dicot
Family: Fabaceae - Pea family
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Climber

Bangla/Vernacular Name: Ankilata, Barasirkath

Tribal Name: Dandauphal (Chakma), Tha Su Noya (Marma), Boinneye (Khumi)

Description of the Plant:

A large woody scandent shrub or climber. Leaves pinnate, oblong or obovate-oblong.Flowers small, pale blue, in copious axillary and terminal panicles.Pods linear-oblong, obtuse.

Chemical Constituents:

Leaves contain glycosides, flavones, triacontane, myricyl alcohol, ß-sitosterol, biochanin A, formononetin, tectoregenin and hydroxymethyl coumarin. Bark contains dalbergin, tectorigenin, tectoridin, cearoin, d-medicarpin and methoxy-tectorigenin, its glycosides, 7-O-methyltectorigenin and tectorigenin-7-gentiobioside. Wood contains friedelin. Flowers contain biochanin A and glycosides, ß-sitosterol, stigmasterol, volubilin, volubilinin, rhamnoside and isovolubilin (Ghani, 2003; Rastogi & Mehrotra, 1993).

Mode of Uses:

  • Leaves are taken for the remedy of gastritis (Khumi) [Uddin, 2010].
  • The juice of the leaves is applied to aphthae and used as a gargle in sore throat. The root juice with cumin and sugar is given in gonorrhoea. The plant is used for gastritis in Khagrachari.


Forests of Chittagong, Chittagon Hill Tracts, Sylhet and North Bengal.

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