Manipuri :Ayang lei
Group :Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Species :rotunda Lour.
Habit :Glabrous twiner/Creeper
Parts Used :Whole plant
Mode of Preparation :Whole plant crushed for decoction
Mode of use :Decoction and fresh
Ingredients :Tuber contain several alkaloids palmitine; exhibits antibiotic activity, stepharine anti-cholinesterase activity, stepharotine, cycleanine anti-inflammatory action and hyndarine sedative action.
Ailment Treated:Decoction of plant used as bandage in muscular sprain. Tubers are used in pulmonary tuberculosis, asthma and intestinal complaints and fresh leaves are applied on boils.
Source:Extensively grown in wild habitat in valley areas.