Sansevieria ROXBURGHIANA Schult.

Synonym : -
Bangla Name : Murba, Gorachakra. ,Pa-gaza (Marma).
English Name : Indian Bowstring Hemp.
Family : Amaryllidaceae
Disease : Coughs , viscid phlegm, purgative, tonic, expectorant, febrifuge, cardiacal , gonorrhoea, heart diseases, itch, leprosy, fever, rheumatism, glandular enlargements and pain.
Description : A stemless perennial herb, with a creeping rootstock. Leaves 30-60 cm long, narrowly linear ensiform, fleshy, rigid, erect, narrowed towards the base, semiterete, chenelled above, green faintly clouded with black. Racemes spike like, 30-45 cm long of flower-clusters, flowers about 4 in a cluster. Corolla tube 6.3-7.3 mm long, greenish.
Distribution : Cultivated as an ornamental plant.
Chemical Constituents : Leaves contain saponins, aconitic acid, reducing sugars and inorganic salts. Roots and rhizome contain an inert alkaloid, sansevierine, resins and starch. Salicylic acid and fructose are also present in the plant (Ghani, 2003).
Uses : Rhizome is used for long standing coughs and consumptive complaints. The juice of the tender shoot is given to children to clear their throats of viscid phlegm. Plant contains an alkaloid “Sanservierine” described as purgative, tonic, expectorant, febrifu
Habit : Herb