Chakwai - Manipur Medicinal Plants

Common Name

English :Rice bean
Hindi :Sutri
Manipuri :Chakwai

Scientific Name

Group :Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family :Leguminosae
Genus :Vigna
Species :umbellata.  (Thunb.) Ohwi & Ohashi
Habit :Herb
Parts Used :Seed
Mode of Preparation :Seeds crushed for decoction or steamed for consumption. Seeds soaked for raw consumption or germination.
Mode of use :Decoction, Fresh
Ingredients :The nutritive food value of the crop likes protien (22%), fat (0.6%), carbonhydrates (59%), and fibre (5.20%). Vitamins likes A,B etc. are also found along with minerals.
Ailment Treated:Raw seed (germinated/sprouted) is good for health in general. Seed decoction is nutritive & a good protein source.
Source:Generally cultivated in valley areas.

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