Manipuri :Thoiding angouba
Group :Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Species :usitatissimum Linn.
Habit :Aromatic herb
Parts Used :Whole plant
Mode of Preparation :Whole plant is crushed/smashed and oil can be extracted from the seeds.
Mode of use :Fresh
Ingredients :Seed contains protein, fatty oil, carbohydrate, fibre, calcium, phosphorous, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin and vitamin E.
Ailment Treated:Seeds are emollient, thermogenic, expectorant and diuretic. Dry seeds are demulcent, rheumatism and gout. Flowers are used in cardiotonic. Crushed seed is used as a poultice.
Source:Cultivated in vegetable gardens.