Hidakmana - Manipur Medicinal Plants

Common Name

English :Tobacco
Hindi :Tamaku
Manipuri :Hidakmana

Scientific Name

Group :Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family :Solanaceae
Genus :Nicotiana
Species :tabacumĀ  Linn.
Habit :Aromatic tall hispid herb
Parts Used :Leaf/ Shoot
Mode of Preparation :Fresh leaf crushed for local application. Dried leaf powdered for local application. Dried shoot used to smoke.
Mode of use :Fresh & Local Application
Ingredients :Seeds yield a semi-drying oil, used after refering for edible purposes and in paints and varnishes. New cembranoid – 4,8-dimethyl -11 isopropyl -6,8-dihydroxypentadeca -4,9-dien-14-on-1 al are reported.
Ailment Treated:Fresh leaf juice useful for application in insect bite. Leaf ash is used for local application in leech bite to stop bleeding. Useful for skin ailments and eradication of lice in animals. Leaves are narcotic, sedative and emetic.
Source:Cultivated in both hills and valley areas.

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Manipur Medicinal Plants