Loyum – lei

Loyum - lei - Manipur Medicinal Plants

Common Name

English :Thru-leafed capper
Hindi :Barna
Manipuri :Loyum – lei

Scientific Name

Group :Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family :Capparidaceae
Genus :Crataeva
Species :religiosa Forster.
Habit :A moderate-sized deciduous tree
Parts Used :Whole plant
Mode of Preparation :Leaf crushed for decoction.
Mode of use :Fresh
Ingredients :Triterpenoids lupeol and varunol have been isolated from from root and stem bark. The water extract also contains tertiary and quarternery bases including choline. The leaves yield flavonoids including rutin, quercetin and isoquercetin. Cadabicine and its diacetate isolated from the bark.
Ailment Treated:Leaf juice is used in stomach disorders and urinary complaints. Bark is demulcent, stomachic, laxative, antipyretic & tonic. Leaves and roots are rubefacient. Flowers are astringent and cholagogue. Leaf is boiled along with little water and it is applied in muscular sprain.
Source:Wild and cultivated as avenue tree.

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