Hao-chak - Manipur Medicinal Plants

Common Name

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Manipuri :Hao-chak

Scientific Name

Group :Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family :Asteraceae
Genus :Blumeopsis
Species :flava  Linn.
Habit :Tall aromatic herb
Parts Used :Leaf/Shoot
Mode of Preparation :Fresh leaf crushed with water for extract. Leaf extract occasionally used as painting ink.
Mode of use :Fresh and Local Application
Ingredients :
Ailment Treated:Leaf extract is given in bronchial congestion, cold, catarrh, cough and effective in skin diseases. Hot fomented plant is applied as bandage against back-ache. Leaf is used with mustard oil for dropsy.
Source:Very common and grown wildly in moist and shady places.

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Manipur Medicinal Plants