Radhika-nachom/Shitaphal - Manipur Medicinal Plants

Common Name

English :Passion fruit
Hindi :
Manipuri :Radhika-nachom/Shitaphal

Scientific Name

Group :Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family :Passifloraceae
Genus :Passiflora
Species :edulisĀ  Sims.
Habit :Glabrous twiner
Parts Used :Fruits and Leaves
Mode of Preparation :Fruit crushed for juice. Fruit can be made into drinks and fermented liquor. Leaves soaked into water for infusion.
Mode of use :Fresh, Infusion
Ingredients :Leaf and stem contain new cyanogenic glycosides b-D-allopyranosyloxy-2-phenylacetonitrite and 25-b-D-allopyranosyloxy-2-phenylacetonitrite.
Ailment Treated:Fruit juice helps in digestion. Leaf infusion is soothing. Ripe fruit is eaten raw for normal blood pressure.
Source:Cultivated in home gardens and firms. Sold in the market.

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