Tengnoumanbi - Manipur Medicinal Plants

Common Name

English :Goa bean
Hindi :
Manipuri :Tengnoumanbi

Scientific Name

Group :Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family :Fabaceae
Genus :Psophocarpus
Species :tetragonolobus  DC.
Habit :Climbing herb
Parts Used :Leaf, Pod and Seed.
Mode of Preparation :Dried seeds ground for powder. Young tender pods are succulent and eaten raw or cooked.
Mode of use :Fresh
Ingredients :Tender pods contain calcium, iron, thiamine and ascorbic acid. Pods are rich in proteins, potassium and vitamin B complex. Young leaves contain Vitamin A and C. Seeds yield a fatty oil.
Ailment Treated:Seed powder is used in cough specially for children. Young leaves used as fodder and also eaten as a vegetable.
Source:Cultivated in private vegetable gardens.

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Manipur Medicinal Plants