Phakpai - Manipur Medicinal Plants

Common Name

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Manipuri :Phakpai

Scientific Name

Group :Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family :Polygonaceae
Genus :Polygonum
Species :posumber  Berch.
Habit :Aromatic undershrub
Parts Used :Leaf/ Shoot
Mode of Preparation :Fresh leafy shoot crushed for local application/paste. Leaf/ Shoot used to granished traditiaonal chutney called “Eronba”.
Mode of use :Local Application
Ingredients :Plant contains oleonic and betulinic acid, epi-friedelinol and quercetin-3-arabinoside.
Ailment Treated:Crushed leafy shoot is used for local application on forehead against fever.
Source:Wild or grown in garden (plain). Occasionally sold in the market.

Manipur Medicinal Plants