Tukuma/Erik lei




Tukuma/Erik lei - Manipur Medicinal Plants
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Common Name

English :
Hindi :Vilaiti tulsi
Manipuri :Tukuma/Erik lei

Scientific Name

Group :Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family :Lamiaceae
Genus :Hyptis
Species :suaveolens  Poit.
Habit :Aromatic tall undershrub
Parts Used :Root, Seed and Leaf
Mode of Preparation :Seed soaked in water for infusion. Fresh leaves crushed with water for juice.
Mode of use :Fresh
Ingredients :Leaves and floral parts contain hemtriacontane, hemtriacontanone, lupeol and its acetate, friedelin, b-caryophyllene, a-bergamolene, 1,8-cineole,a-copaene, sabinene and terpinin-4-ol.
Ailment Treated:Dry seeds soaked in water for an hour and applied in boils and injuries for early suppuration. Roots are chewed with betal nuts as a stomachic. Plant is stimulant, carminative, sudorific and lactogogue. Leaf juice is used in cuts and wounds.
Source:Wild common in grazing grounds and road sides.

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