Charoi utong

Charoi utong - Manipur Medicinal Plants

Common Name

English :
Hindi :Bharangi
Manipuri :Charoi utong

Scientific Name

Group :Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family :Verbenaceae
Genus :Clerodendrum
Species :siphonanthes  R. Br.
Habit :Tall undershrub.
Parts Used :Bark, Wood, Leaf.
Mode of Preparation :Leaves crushed for paste and the paste is mixed with little honey for consumption. Stem dried partially & burnt for smoke. Stem bark dried & ground to powder and then mixed with honey. Root is crushed for decoction. Leaf cooked eaten (traditional dish called as ‘Ootti’).
Mode of use :Fumigation, Decoction, Fresh
Ingredients :
Ailment Treated:Leaf paste with honey is taken against cough, fever and dysentery. Semi-dried stem is smoked against asthma and bronchitis. Root decoction is given in bronchitis . Bark powder with honey is given in asthma.
Source:Grown wildly in valley and low altitude hills.

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