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Bangla Name : Akh, Kushiar, Kuishyal, Gendari, Ikhkhu. ,Khet Paw (Murong).
English Name : Sugarcane, Noble Cane.
Family : Poaceae
Disease : Diuretic, tonic, demulcent, cooling, aperients, laxative, jaundice, fatigue, thirst and intestinal troubles, ulcers , demulcent, stimulant , diuretic and jaundice.
Description : A tall, erect, perennial grass, with solid juicy stem, up to 6 m high, many nodded. Ligules very short, membranous, ciliate, blades linear-lanceolate, up to 1.5 m long and over 5 cm broad. Panicles pyramidal, up to 1 m long, dense silvery.
Distribution : Cultivated in Ishwardi, Pabna, Rajshahi, Dinajpur, Jamalpur and sporadically in almost all over the country.
Chemical Constituents : Juice of stem is very rich in saccharine substances, particularly sucrose. It also contains mucilage, resin, fat, albumen, calcium oxalate and a white crystalline substance, guanine (Ghani, 2003). 5-O-Methylapigenin and 3?,4?,5,7-tetrahydroxy-3,6-dimethox
Uses : Sugarcane is diuretic, tonic, demulcent, cooling, aperient and laxative, used in jaundice, fatigue, thirst and intestinal troubles, it is good for the lungs. In Cambodia sugarcane is given in to the composition of remedies used for the treatment of ulcers
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