English :Common purslane
Manipuri :Leibak kundo
Group :Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Species :oleracea Linn.
Habit :Succulent spreading herb
Parts Used :Whole plant
Mode of Preparation :Fresh leaves crushed with water for juice. Leaves are eaten as salad or chewed as a digestive.
Mode of use :Fresh and Local application
Ingredients :Whole plant contains carotine, viamines C, B1, B12, Ca, Mg, Na, K salts, organic acids, nicotinic acids, oxalic acid and biflavonoid.
Ailment Treated:Leaf juice is applied for relieving burning sensation of hand and feet, urination, relieves cough and enhance lactation in nursing mothers. Plant is used as an antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and anthelmintic. Leaves and stems applied externally over burns, relieve pains and healing of wound. Seeds promote flow of urine, menstrual flow and expulsion of intestinal worms.
Source:Extensively cultivated in the valley areas.