U-mangra - Manipur Medicinal Plants

Common Name

English :Cassava
Hindi :Sakarkanda
Manipuri :U-mangra

Scientific Name

Group :Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family :Euphorbiaceae
Genus :Manihot
Species :esculenta  Crantz
Habit :Bushy herb
Parts Used :Root / tuber & Leaf
Mode of Preparation :Tuber is dried and powdered for flour. Leaves simmered in water for decoction. Raw tuber for fresh consumption. Leaves used in mixed salad
Mode of use :Decoction & Fresh
Ingredients :Tuber is rich in carbohydrate, minerals like calcium and phosphorus. Root after fermentation produce an alcoholic beverage.
Ailment Treated:Tuber flour is given in fever and stomach disorder. Leaf decoction is purgative and vermifuge. Raw tuber is a good supplier of carbohydrate.
Source:Largely cultivated in both hills and valley areas.

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Manipur Medicinal Plants