Pullei - Manipur Medicinal Plants

Common Name

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Manipuri :Pullei

Scientific Name

Group :Angiosperm (Monocotyledon)
Family :Zingiberaceae
Genus :Alpinia
Species :nigra  (Gaertn) Burtt.
Habit :Rhizomatous aromatic herb
Parts Used :Rhizome and Stem
Mode of Preparation :Rhizome boiled with water and soup is used. Rhizome & pseudostem is used in preparation of traditional chutney called eronba.
Mode of use :Decoction
Ingredients :Rhizome yields an essential oil.
Ailment Treated:Rhizome decoction is useful for gout and colic.
Source:Common in undisturbed forest ground of dark and humid condition and also in wetlands. Generally sold in the market. Not so common.

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Manipur Medicinal Plants