Manipuri :Leibak hawai
Group :Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Species :hypogaea Linn.
Parts Used :Seed
Mode of Preparation :Seeds can be crushed after dry fry for powder consumption. Seeds can be crushed for decoction. Seeds can be eaten raw or crushed & squeezed for oil.
Mode of use :Decoction, Fresh
Ingredients :Kernels – rich sources of protien and oil. The seed is rich in vitamin – B, nicotinic acid and riboflavin. The nuts contain protien, fat, carbohydrates, calcium, phosphorus, chlorine, magnesium, etc.
Ailment Treated:The seeds are sweet, aphrodisiac, tonic and are useful in general debility. The oil is sweet, purgative and emollient and is used in nephropathy and dislocated joints.
Source:Cultivated in both hill and valley areas .