Chana - Manipur Medicinal Plants

Common Name

English :Gram / Bengal gram
Hindi :Chana / But
Manipuri :Chana

Scientific Name

Group :Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family :Fabaceae
Genus :Cicer
Species :arietinum  Linn.
Habit :Profuse hispid herb
Parts Used :Seed, Leaf
Mode of Preparation :Seeds soaked in water for raw consumption.
Mode of use :Fresh
Ingredients :Seeds rich in proteins, also contain an oil ( 4 – 5 %).
Ailment Treated:Germinating seeds are used as prophylactic against deficiency diseases, scurvy in particular. Leaves are purgative, abortifacient and trichogenous and are useful in anorexia, dyspepsia and bronchitis.
Source:Generally cultivated in the valley areas.

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