English :Sweet broom weed
Manipuri :Sumjit manbi
Group :Angiosperm (Monocotyledon)
Species :maxima Linn.
Habit :Tall gramineous herb
Parts Used :Whole plant
Mode of Preparation :Tender shoot crushed with water for paste. Fresh leaves soaked in water for infusion. Stem and leaf crushed for decoction.
Mode of use :Decoction, Fresh and local application
Ingredients :Roots contain alkaloids and a bitter substance amellin.
Ailment Treated:The crushed shoot with inflorescence is applied on the forehead in several pain due to sinusitis. Infusion of leaves in fever, cough, bronchitis and as a gargle for toothache. Decoction of the plant is used for gravel and other renal troubles. Leaf tincture is used in fresh injuries.
Source:Wild in foothills.