Lam haa

Lam haa - Manipur Medicinal Plants

Common Name

English :Potato yam
Hindi :Ratalu
Manipuri :Lam haa

Scientific Name

Group :Angiosperm (Monocotyledon)
Family :Dioscoreaceae
Genus :Dioscorea
Species :bulbifera  Linn.
Habit :Robust climbing herb
Parts Used :Tubers
Mode of Preparation :Tubers crushed for decoction. Tubers dried & pounded.
Mode of use :Decoction, Local Application
Ingredients :
Ailment Treated:Tuber decoction is taken in cough, dysentery and in piles. Dried tubers are pounded are applied to ulcers.
Source:Wild in low-altitude hills & foothills.

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Manipur Medicinal Plants