Manipuri :Komprek tusombi
Group :Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Species :fluctuans Lour.
Habit :Aquatic succulent herb
Parts Used :Whole plant
Mode of Preparation :Leaves eaten as a vegetable; also used in salads. Whole plant cooked for decoction and soup extract.
Mode of use :Decoction
Ingredients :Four new esters (Tiglate, 4-hydroxymethacrylate, 4-hydroxyliglate and 2,3-epoxyisobutyrate ) of 8-desacylenhyren and 8-b-methacryloxy-9-a-acetoxy-14-oxo-acanthospermolide have been isolated from the aerial parts.
Ailment Treated:Decoction of the plant is used in urinal troubles, diarrhoea and dysentery.
Source:Common in the valley on rich damp soil and wetlands.