Tenawa-machin - Manipur Medicinal Plants

Common Name

English :Sparrow beak
Hindi :
Manipuri :Tenawa-machin

Scientific Name

Group :Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family :Fabaceae
Genus :Erythrina
Species :crista-galliĀ  Caiv.
Habit :Small tree
Parts Used :Bark
Mode of Preparation :Dried bark powder boiled for extract.
Mode of use :Decoction
Ingredients :Seeds yield a non-drying fatty oil. Genistin, daidzin, genistein and daidzien from trunk. Wood and bark contains pentadecanoic, hexadecanoic, heptadeconic, octadeconic, eicosanoic and decosanoic acids. Root contains cristadine and leaves contain erycristagallin.
Ailment Treated:Bark powder extract is used in skin diseases.
Source:Wild/cultivated as ornamental plants.

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