English :Water hyssop
Manipuri :Leibak kundo macha
Group :Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Species :monnieri ( Linn.) Penn
Habit :Small spreading succulent herb
Parts Used :Whole plant
Mode of Preparation :Fresh leaf crushed with water for extract. Whole plant crushed with alcohol for extract. Whole plant is used as vegetable.
Mode of use :Fresh
Ingredients :Plant contains bacosides A & B, bacogenins, stigmasterol and brahmine. Other constituent present in plant are D-mannitol, betulic acid, b-sitosterol, stigmasterol and triacontane.
Ailment Treated:Leaf extract is consumed against sexual waekness and as a health tonic. It is also enhance hair growth, used in asthma epilepsy, diuretic and aperient. Stem and leaves are used in snake-bite. The alcoholic extract of the plant is used in anti-cancer activity.