Ketuki - Manipur Medicinal Plants

Common Name

English :Screw-pine
Hindi :Keura
Manipuri :Ketuki

Scientific Name

Group :Angiosperm
Family :Pandanaceae
Genus :Pandanus
Species :odoratissimus.  Roxb.
Habit :Spiny rosette shrub
Parts Used :Flower, Leaf
Mode of Preparation :Leaves crushed for decoction. Leaves crushed and squeezed for juice.
Mode of use :Decoction, Fresh
Ingredients :Oil from the plant (kewda oil) contains methyl ether of phenyl ethyl alcohol. The oil also contains dipentene, d-linalool, phenyl ethyl acetate, citral, phenylethyl alcohol, alcohol.
Ailment Treated:Leaf extract is given in asthma, cough and leprosy. Flower is prescribed as fungicide and as insect repellent. Leaf decoction is used in blood diseases and as antispasmodic.
Source:Generally grown in both hill and valley areas.

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Manipur Medicinal Plants