English :Sensitive plant /Touch me not
Manipuri :Kangphal ikaithabi/Lam ikaithabi
Group :Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Species :pudica Linn.
Habit :Straggling spiny undershrub
Parts Used :Root and Leaf
Mode of Preparation :Fresh root/ leaf crushed with water for decoction. Leaves are crushed for local application.
Mode of use :Decoction and Local Application
Ingredients :Seeds yield a fatty oil resembling soybean oil and may find similar uses. Aqueous extract of the plant contain Clomipramine and Desipramine. The mucilage from the seed is composed of D-xylose and D-glucuronic acid.
Ailment Treated:Decoction of root is used in urinary complaints. Juice of leaves used in sinus, sores, piles, boils and in jaundice. Decoction of the leaves is used in uterine pains after delivery. Leaf paste applied to glandular swellings and hydrocele.
Source:Very common in waste places where the climate is moist and warm and also common in grazing grounds.