Laiperuk/Lei-peruk - Manipur Medicinal Plants

Common Name

English :
Hindi :Khulkhuri
Manipuri :Laiperuk/Lei-peruk

Scientific Name

Group :Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family :Apiaceae
Genus :Hydrocotyle
Species :sibthorpioides  Lam.
Habit :Perennial, delicate slender creeping herb
Parts Used :Root and Leaf
Mode of Preparation :Plant is crushed for decoction with other plants like Centella asiatica, Cinnamomum and Pandanus odoratissimus. Plant is crushed with water and filtrat/extract is used for fever. Leaves crushed for paste application.
Mode of use :Decoction, Fresh and Local Application
Ingredients :Plant contains stigmasterol.
Ailment Treated:Decoction of leaf is useful in typhoid and para-typhoid fevers. Fresh root extract is good for liver complaints. Leaf paste is useful for local application on boils. Plant extract is useful for cough, fever and jaundice.
Source:Extensively grown in most parts of the valley areas.

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Manipur Medicinal Plants