Manipuri :Meitei morok
Group :Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Species :annum Linn.
Habit :Tall erect herb
Parts Used :Fruit, Leaf
Mode of Preparation :Fruit is used as a spice. Fruit crushed with water for juice.
Mode of use :Decoction, Fresh
Ingredients :Fruits yield an oleoresin. The major constituent of the oleoresin is capsaicin.
Ailment Treated:Decoction of leaves is good for gargling. Consumption of small quantities of fresh fruit will stimulate appetite. Juice of fruit is used in throat diseases and tonsillitis.
Source:Cultivated extensively in both hills and valley.