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Mom

Common Name

English :Thatch
Hindi :Kans
Manipuri :Mom

Scientific Name

Group :Angiosperm (Monocotyledon)
Family :Poaceae
Genus :Saccharum
Species :spontaneum  Linn.
Habit :Tall erect grass
Parts Used :Whole plant
Mode of Preparation :Fresh leaves crushed with water for extract.
Mode of use :Fresh
Ingredients :Alcoholic extract of rhizomes and roots showed significant diuretic activity at a dose 500 mg/kg in rates.
Ailment Treated:Leaf extract is laxative, diuretic and cooling. Roots are demulcent, astringent, emollient, refrigerant, aphrodisiac, laxative, diuretic and a remedy for low blood pressure. Pulp is suitable for paper manufacture.
Source:Wild, extensively grown in wetlands.