Nunggarei angangba

Common Name

English :Indian pink
Hindi :Kamalata
Manipuri :Nunggarei angangba

Scientific Name

Group :Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family :Convolvulaceae
Genus :Ipomoea
Species :quamoclit  Linn.
Habit :Gregarious delicate herb
Parts Used :Root & Leaf
Mode of Preparation :Fresh leaves boiled with water for local application. Leaves simmered with water for decoction use. Leafy shoots crushed for paste. Roots dried & powdered for external use. Planted as decorative garden plant.
Mode of use :Decoction and Local Application
Ingredients :Seed extract-analysis revealed the presence of n-triacontanol, sitosterol, stigmasterol, a-amyrin, taxaxerone, taxaxerol and erythrodiol and cucurbitacin-G.
Ailment Treated:Fresh leaf juice and paste are used for snake-bite. Leaf decoction is used for local application in eye ache and ear ache. Powdered root is used as sternutatory.
Source:Generally cultivated as decorative plant.