Thangtup - Manipur Medicinal Plants

Common Name

English :Dwraf date palm
Hindi :Khajuri
Manipuri :Thangtup

Scientific Name

Group :Angiosperm (Monocotyledon)
Family :Arecaceae
Genus :Phoenix
Species :humilis  Royle
Habit :Profuse small tree
Parts Used :Root, fruit and stem pith
Mode of Preparation :The fruit is used as food stuff. Pith is extracted. Fruit is edible, leaf used in making hand fan, dinning table mat, etc.
Mode of use :Fresh & Pith extract
Ingredients :Plant contents galactose and galacturonic acid.
Ailment Treated:Fruits are sweet and edible, pith from the upper portion of stem eaten. Roots and pith of young stems are used as aperients.
Source:Wild/cultivated as ornamentals.

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Manipur Medicinal Plants