Manipuri :Maroi nakupi
Group :Angiosperm (Monocotyledon)
Species :odorum Linn.
Habit :Slender delicate aromatic herb
Parts Used :Leaf
Mode of Preparation :Leaves crushed for fresh juice. Leaves boiled for soup and extract. Leaf is used to garnish traditional chutney, prepared pakora, etc.
Mode of use :Decoction, Fresh and Local Application
Ingredients :Isolation of (-)3(s)1,2,3,4,-Tetrahydro b-Carboline-3-Carboxylic acid and Tyrosine from leaves. Leaves and bulbs contain sulfur compounds, Saponins and bitter substances. Seeds contain Alkaloids and Saponins .
Ailment Treated:Plant soup is good against urinary disorder especially in scanty urination. Fresh leaf juice is good for nourishing scalp & hair growth.
Source:Extensively cultivated in valley areas as cash crop.