Pungphai - Manipur Medicinal Plants

Common Name

English :
Hindi :Makara /Makra.
Manipuri :Pungphai

Scientific Name

Group :Angiosperm (Monocotyledon)
Family :Poaceae
Genus :Dactyloctenium
Species :aegypticum.  Beauv.
Habit :Tufted evergreen grass
Parts Used :Fruit & Leaf
Mode of Preparation :Leaves crushed for decoction. Grains are crushed into powder for consumption. Leaves crushed for juice. Add a few drops of honey. Very good fodder. It is also used in certain religious ceremonies.
Mode of use :Decoction, Fresh & Local Application
Ingredients :The grass contains oxalic acid (0.06%).
Ailment Treated:Leaf decoction paste is prescribed in fever and was used for small pox. Grain powders are given to women suffering from belly-ache after child-birth. Leaf juice given for fever.
Source:Extensively grown in wild habitat.

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Manipur Medicinal Plants