Kangjao - Manipur Medicinal Plants

Common Name

English :Water Lettuce /Tropical duckweed
Hindi :
Manipuri :Kangjao

Scientific Name

Group :Angiosperm (Monocotyledon)
Family :Araceae
Genus :Pistia
Species :stratiotes  Linn.
Habit :Aquatic floating herb
Parts Used :Whole plant
Mode of Preparation :Leaves cooked and eaten. Leaf crushed for decoction. Fresh leaf crushed with water for juice.
Mode of use :Fresh
Ingredients :Leaves are rich in vitamins A, B and C.
Ailment Treated:Leaves mixed with rose water and sugar used in asthma and cough. Leaf juice boiled in coconut oil is used externally in chronic skin diseases.
Source:Wildly grown in water bodies.

Manipur Medicinal Plants