Phou - Manipur Medicinal Plants

Common Name

English :Paddy
Hindi :Dhan
Manipuri :Phou

Scientific Name

Group :Angiosperm (Monocotyledon)
Family :Poaceae
Genus :Oryza
Species :sativa  Linn.
Habit :Aquatic erect herb
Parts Used :Root, Seed
Mode of Preparation :Grain crushed for decoction. Grain soaked in water for infusion. Rice as staple food; straw as substitute of firewood, cattle feed, house thatching, etc. Paddy husk used for burning, etc.
Mode of use :Decoction, Infusion
Ingredients :Rich in starch, carbohydrate, fat, thiamine, riboflavin, nicotinic acid, panthotenic acid, etc. are reported from the plant.
Ailment Treated:Grain decoction is given to infants. Grain infusion is used as hair lotion for scalp care and tenderness of hairs. The roots are cooling, diuretic, febrifuge and diabetes.
Source:Extensively cultivated in both hills and valley areas.

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Manipur Medicinal Plants