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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.

Distribution:

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

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