Khamela - Manipur Medicinal Plants

Common Name

English :Perilla
Hindi :Bhanjira
Manipuri :Khamela

Scientific Name

Group :Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family :Lamiaceae
Genus :Perilla
Species :frustescens  Britton.
Habit :Aromatic herb
Parts Used :Whole plant
Mode of Preparation :Whole plants crushed for decoction. Leafy shoot crushed with water for paste
Mode of use :Decoction, Fresh and Local application
Ingredients :Whole plant contains an essential oil consisting of perilla-aldehyde, limonene, a pinene and dihydrocumine. The seeds yield a fatty oil, containing oleic, linoleic acids and amino acids. Perillene, perillaketone, egomaketone and isoegomaketone also isolated from the aerial parts.
Ailment Treated:The decoction of fresh leaf is used as perfume. Paste of shoot is applied to wounds. Decoction of the whole plant used in influenza, corhyza and headache. The fruit is effective against cough.
Source:Wild/cultivated in gardens as a spice.

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