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Urisana manbi

Common Name

English :Dodder
Hindi :Akasbela
Manipuri :Urisana manbi

Scientific Name

Group :Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family :Cuscutaceae
Genus :Cuscuta
Species :reflexa  Roxb.
Habit :Leafless parasitic climber
Parts Used :Whole plant
Mode of Preparation :The whole plant is crushed for decoction. Plant is crushed for extract.
Mode of use :Decoction, Fresh
Ingredients :Fresh plant yields scoparone, melanettin, quercetin and hyperoside. Several soluble phenolic compounds are also present. The pattern of phenolics has been found to be stable irrespective of the host plants.
Ailment Treated:Plant decoction is given in chronic fevers and jaundice. Seeds are purgative, carminative, anthelmintic. Plant extract is used in flatulence and liver complaints. Plant decoction is used to bath against skin infections.
Source:Grown wildly in valley and low altitude hills prominently on fencing and sedge dominating the host plant.