English :Physic nut
Manipuri :Awa kege
Group :Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Species :curcas Linn.
Habit :Glabrous shrub
Parts Used :Leaf, Seed, Oil and Stem
Mode of Preparation :Leaf crushed with water for extract.
Mode of use :Fresh
Ingredients :Plant contains fatty acid compositions of the oil, myristic, palmitic, stearic, arachidic, oleic, and linoleic acid.
Ailment Treated:Leaf extract is used in tooth-ache and promoting lactation. Stem latex is applied to ulcers, boils, skin sores and in rheumatism. Seeds are purgative, aphrodisiac, thermogenic, digestive, tonic, anthelmintic and depurative. The yellow oil obtained from roots has an anthelmintic action. The oil from the seeds possesses pungative properties and useful in paralysis.
Source:Wild/cultivated as line fence plant.