Meitei lembum

Meitei lembum - Manipur Medicinal Plants

Common Name

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Manipuri :Meitei lembum

Scientific Name

Group :Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family :Rubiaceae
Genus :Knoxia
Species :roxburghii  M.A. Rau.
Habit :Small hispid herb
Parts Used :Leaf
Mode of Preparation :Leaves cooked for consumption.
Mode of use :Decoction
Ingredients :Ursolic acid, b-Sitosterol and an oily residue.
Ailment Treated:Cooked leaves eaten against stomach disorder, urinary disorder, cough, dyspepsia and abnormal blood pressure.
Source:Extensively grown in the valley areas like a weed.

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