Iris domestica (L.) Goldblatt & Mabb

Synonym : Belamcanda chinensis Leman.
Belamcanda chinensis (L.) Dc.
Gemmingia chinensis (L.) Kuntze
Bangla Name : Dasba, Basbichandi.
English Name : Leopard Lily, Blackberry lily.
Family : lridaceae
Disease : Resolvent, purgative, antipyretic, diuretic, expectorant, deobstruent, tumour and stomachic.
Description : A rhizomatous herb, with creeping rootstock and erect, leafy stems. Leaves up to 40 cm long, distichous, ensiform, equitant. Inflorescence a much branched compound cyme, with stiffly ascending branches, spathes several-flowered, petals 6, orange-red, spotted darker red, spreading, oblanceolate, up to 3 cm long. Capsule obovoid, up to 3.5 cm long.
Distribution : Cultivated in gardens as an ornamental plant.
Chemical Constituents : Rhizome contains isoflavone glucosides, shekanin (= tectoridin), belamcandin and iridin. Leaves and flowers contain glycoflavone. Belamcandols A and B, a number of iridals and the isoflavones tectoridin, tectorigenin and irigenin have been found in the rh
Uses : Rhizome is resolvent, purgative, antipyretic and diuretic, used in chest and liver complaints. It is regarded as expectorant, deobstruent and carminative in Chinese medicine, also recorded as a chief remedy for tonsillitis in Chinese material medica, give
Habit : Herb