English :Red temple/Pagoda tree
Manipuri :Khagileihao angangba
Group :Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Species :rubra Linn.
Habit :Small tree
Parts Used :Stem, Fruit & Leaf
Mode of Preparation :Stem is cut for fresh latex. Leaves crushed for extract. Bark is simmered with little water for decoction. The leaves used in mixed salad.
Mode of use :Decoction, Fresh & Local Application
Ingredients :Iridoids-13-0-Caffeoylplumieride, 13-deoxy-plumieride, Plumenoside (b-dihydroplumericinic acid glucosyl ester), 1-a-plumieride, 1-a-protoplumericin A and 8-isoplumieride are reported from roots.
Ailment Treated:Bark decoction is used as purgative and febrifuge. Latex is rubifacient and purgative. Leaf extract is given in stomach pain and diarrhoea.
Source:Generally cultivated as garden plant. Not as common.