Meitei alu




Meitei alu - Manipur Medicinal Plants
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Common Name

English :Potato
Hindi :Alu
Manipuri :Meitei alu

Scientific Name

Group :Angiosperm
Family :Solanaceae
Genus :Solanum
Species :tuberosum  Linn.
Habit :Tuberous delicate crop
Parts Used :Stem & Leaf
Mode of Preparation :Fresh leaves crushed for juice. Raw tuber crushed for paste application. Tuber edible and leaf as fodder.
Mode of use :Fresh and Local Application
Ingredients :Tuber is rich in Potassium. Biological value of potato protein is 68 and protein efficiency ratio is 1.9 and it decreases on storage. It contains amylase, protien, amino acids, amides and nitrogenous bases.Principal protein is globulin.
Ailment Treated:Leaf extract is used as antispasmodic in cough. Tuber paste is applied on burns with cooling effect.
Source:Extensively cultivated in both hills and valley areas.

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