Meitei morok

Common Name

English :Chilli
Hindi :Lalmorich
Manipuri :Meitei morok

Scientific Name

Group :Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family :Solanaceae
Genus :Capsicum
Species :annumĀ  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.