English :Swanp cabbage
Group :Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Species :aquatica Forsk.
Habit :Gregarious aquatic herb
Parts Used :Whole plant
Mode of Preparation :Young shoots and leaves used as vegetable and salads. Plants crushed for decoction. Young leaf shoot crushed for juice.
Mode of use :Decoction and Fresh
Ingredients :Leaves good source of minerals, vitamins and carotene.
Ailment Treated:Decoction of the plant is eaten for better blood circulation. Juice of the plant along with little common salt is used in ring worm. Leaf decoction is used as ear and eye drops. Fresh leaf is taken as appetizer. Leaf juice is used in antidote of opium and arsenical poisoning.
Source:Grown wildly in wetlands and found sold in the markets.