English :Giant potato
Manipuri :Koubru yai
Group :Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Species :digitata Linn.
Habit :Robust climbing herb
Parts Used :Tuberous roots
Mode of Preparation :Root is dried and crushed into powder. Root powder is crushed for decoction .
Mode of use :Decoction
Ailment Treated:The roots are sweet, sour, acrid, astringent, cooling emollient, aphrodisiac, galactogague, diuretic, depeurative, stimulant, appetizer, carminative, stomachic, anthelmintic, expectorant and tonic. Powdered roots used in diseases of spleen and liver, debility, fat accumulation and menorrhagia.
Source:Generally grown in swampy areas.