Lamthabi/Pabasari - Manipur Medicinal Plants

Common Name

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Manipuri :Lamthabi/Pabasari

Scientific Name

Group :Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family :Cucurbitaceae
Genus :Melothria
Species :perpusilla  (Blume.) Cogn.
Habit :Slender hispid tendril climber
Parts Used :Whole plant
Mode of Preparation :Leafy shoot is boiled with Mimosa pudica in equal proportion in water and mixed with molasses for extract preparation.
Mode of use :Decoction
Ingredients :Plant contains two sterols – egosta-7, 22-dien-3b, 5a, 6b- triol and 3-0-b-D-glucopyranosyl-ergosta-7, 22 – dien-5a, 6b- diol. Methanolic extrat yielded flavonol glycosides.
Ailment Treated:The boiled soup of the plant is regarded as one of the best medicine for treatment of jaundice in the traditional system.
Source:Commonly found in the wild habitat just at the periphery of grazing grounds and road sides.

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