English :Ceylong leadwort
Manipuri :Tel-hidak angouba
Group :Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Species :zeylanica Linn.
Habit :Erect undershrub
Parts Used :Root, Seed and Leaf
Mode of Preparation :Leaves crushed and squeezed for juice. Seeds crushed and soaked in water for infusion or seeds are crushed for decoction. Root crushed for paste.
Mode of use :Local Application , Decoction and Fresh
Ingredients :Root and bark contain Plumbagin, 1,4-naphthaquinones, naphthalenones, flavonoids, aromatic hdroxy acid and sitosterol are reported.
Ailment Treated:Leaf extract is given in chronic fever and in muscular sprain. Seed infusion is taken in stomach ulcer. Seed decoction is given for relief in muscular pains and for easy digestion. Root paste, applied for opening abscesses.
Source:Cultivated in plain areas.