Manipuri :Charoi utong
Group :Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
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
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.