Leibak hawai




Leibak hawai - Manipur Medicinal Plants
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Common Name

English :Groundnut
Hindi :Mung-phali
Manipuri :Leibak hawai

Scientific Name

Group :Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family :Fabaceae
Genus :Arachis
Species :hypogaea  Linn.
Habit :Herb
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 .

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