Meitei tilhou macha

Meitei tilhou macha - Manipur Medicinal Plants

Common Name

English :The shellot
Hindi :Gandana
Manipuri :Meitei tilhou macha

Scientific Name

Group :Angiosperm (Monocotyledon)
Family :Liliaceae
Genus :Allium
Species :ascalonicum  Linn.
Habit :Aromatic delicate herb
Parts Used :Rhizome & Leaf
Mode of Preparation :Bulb & leaf cooked for consumption. Leaf and bulbs are used as spices.
Mode of use :Decoction & Fresh
Ingredients :Major volatile constituents identified in the oils are methyl propyl trisulfide, dimethyl trisulfide, I-methylthiopropyl ethyl disulfide, dipropyl trisulfide, etc.
Ailment Treated:Cooked bulb is eaten in post natal complicacies.
Source:Cultivated in valley areas particularly in the kitchen gardens.

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