Friday, February 17, 2012

Daad Mordon(দাদ মর্দন) - Cassia alata

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দাদমর্দন একটি উপকারী ঔষধি গাছ. এই গাছে উজ্জল হলুদ রঙের ফুল হয়. গাছের পাতায় এসিড জাতীয় উপাদান থাকায় তা দাদ নামক চর্ম রোগের থেকে প্রতিকারের জন্য ব্যবহৃত হয়. এই জন্য এই গাছের নাম দাদ মর্দন.

This is a very important medicinal plant. Scientific name of this plant is Cassia alata with synonyms Senna alata. It pertains to the plant family Fabaceae(Pea family). Common name of the flower is Candle bush, Ringworm shrub, wild senna, ringworm cassia, Christmas candle, etc. In Bangladesh we call this as Daad Mordon(দাদ মর্দন), Dadmurdan(দাদমর্দন), etc. This plant is native to Mexico.

Dadmurdan is a perennial shrubby plant having height of 6-15 ft tall. Grows around the wetland, such as beside pond, lake, shallow water, etc. Large bilateral leafs are symmetrical opposed and fold together during night. Cup shape flowers are yellow in color. But before blooming, the flowers look like a candle, that's why people call this as candle bush flower.

The leaf of this plant has a profound number of Anthraquinones and Crysophanic acid which is very effective against fungus and microbial diseases. In herbal medicine, the leafs of this plant are using to cure ringworm(Thats why we call this Dadmordon, দাদ মর্দন).

Photos of this article were taken under the Bonani-Gulshan(বনানী-গুলশান) bridge of road number 11, Dhaka.

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