Hybanthus ENNEASPERMUS (L.) F. Muell.

Synonym : Ionidium suffruticosum (L.) R. & S.
Calceolaria enneasperma (L.) Kuntze
Hybanthus heterophyllus (Vent.) Baill.
Ionidium enneaspermum (L.) Vent.
Viola suffruticosa L.
Bangla Name : Nunbora
English Name : -
Family : Violaceae
Disease : Tonic, demulcent,diuretic, strangury, pain, dysentery, vomiting, asthma and cough.
Description : A small suffrutescent perennial herb, 15-30 cm high, with many diffuse or ascending branches. Leaves linear or lanceolate, 4-5 cm long, entire or serrate. Flowers rose-coloured, axillary, solitary, petals unequal. Capsules about 6 mm across, subglobose.
Distribution : Chittagong along railway lines.
Chemical Constituents : Plant extract contains an alkaloid, aurantiamide acetate, ?-sitosterol and isoarborinol (Asolkar et al., 1992). Nectar contains high amount of amino acids including valine, leucine and glutamic acid (Ghani, 2003).
Uses : Plant is tonic, demulcent and diuretic, removes urinary calculi, used in strangury, pain, dysentery, vomiting, asthma and cough. Root is diuretic, prescribed in bowel complaints of children, infusion is used in gonorrhoea and urinary affections. Dried pow
Habit : Herb