Chorphon - Manipur Medicinal Plants

Common Name

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Manipuri :Chorphon

Scientific Name

Group :Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family :Elaeocarpaceae
Genus :Elaeocarpus
Species :floribundus  Blume.
Habit :Medium sized evergreen tree
Parts Used :bark, Fruit, Leaf
Mode of Preparation :Fruit is cooked for decoction. Leaves and barks soaked in water for infusion. Fruit is edible; leaf eaten by children.
Mode of use :Decoction, Fresh
Ingredients :Mearnsetin isolated from leaves along with myricitrin
Ailment Treated:Fruits eaten raw or its decoction is used as antiseptic and in constipation. Bark / leaf infusion is used as mouth washed in inflamed gum.
Source:Extensively cultivated in valley areas.

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