Shamu hawai

Shamu hawai - Manipur Medicinal Plants

Common Name

English :Velvet bean
Hindi :Kouch/Kounch
Manipuri :Shamu hawai

Scientific Name

Group :Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family :Fabaceae
Genus :Mucuna
Species :pruriens.  DC.
Habit :Hispid climbing herb
Parts Used :Root, Seed , Leaf
Mode of Preparation :Seeds crushed and mixed with honey for consumption. Seeds crushed for powder. Seeds crushed for decoction. Roots crushed for powder.
Mode of use :Decoction, Local Application
Ingredients :D-Galactose, D-Manose, Crude Protien, Fibre, Crude fat, fatty acids, 3,4-dihydroxy phenylalanine are reported.
Ailment Treated:Seed paste with honey is good for anaemia. Seed paste is applied on wounds to heal. Root decoction is good for health; strengthen, kidney and helpful in constipation problems. Root powder with mustard oil is used for various skin diseases. Leaf juice in honey and water is used to cure stomach ulcer.
Source:Generally grown wild in low-altitude hills and highlanders of valley areas especially at the outskirt of forest.

Manipur Medicinal Plants