Kangphal ikaithabi/Lam ikaithabi

Kangphal ikaithabi/Lam ikaithabi - Manipur Medicinal Plants

Common Name

English :Sensitive plant /Touch me not
Hindi :Lajwanti
Manipuri :Kangphal ikaithabi/Lam ikaithabi

Scientific Name

Group :Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family :Mimosaceae
Genus :Mimosa
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.

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