Group :Angiosperm (Monocotyledon)
Species :officinarum Linn.
Habit :Tall erect succulent undershrub
Parts Used :Stem
Mode of Preparation :Fresh stem crushed for juice. Fresh root is simmered with water for decoction. Stem is eaten raw or prepared gur (both liquid & solidified forms) which are used in making various food items.
Mode of use :Decoction & Fresh
Ingredients :Stem juice is rich in sugar/carbohydrate (Fructose ,Galactose ,Glucose) .
Ailment Treated:Root decoction is used to maintain and protect the alimentary tract. Stem juice is useful for stomach-ache and jaundice. Stem juice can strengthen the tooth gums.
Source:Extensively cultivated in valley areas.