Manipuri :Tharoi phijup
Group :Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Species :officinalis Linn.
Habit :Tall undershrub
Parts Used :Whole plant
Mode of Preparation :Fresh leaf crushed with water for paste/extract.
Mode of use :Fresh and Local Application
Ingredients :Plant contain bitter iridoids, volatile oil, alkaloids, mucilage and tannins. Flowers yield an essential oil and used in perfumery.
Ailment Treated:Fresh leaves used as a rubifacient, rheumatism and also to promote healing of wounds. Leaf paste is applied in leucodermal infection. Plant used for eczema, colds , fevers, bronchitis, nervous and menstrual disorders.
Source:Wild common along roadsides and wet places.