Urok sumban

Urok sumban - Manipur Medicinal Plants

Common Name

English :Indian spinach
Hindi :Poi
Manipuri :Urok sumban

Scientific Name

Group :Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family :Basellaceae
Genus :Basella
Species :rubra  Linn.
Habit :Succulent climbing herb
Parts Used :Root, Leaf, Stem
Mode of Preparation :Fresh leaves cooked. Fresh leaves crushed for leaf juice. Root is crushed for paste application.
Mode of use :Decoction, Fresh and Local Application
Ingredients :The plant reported containing iodine, fluorine, carotenoids, organic acid and vitamine – K.
Ailment Treated:Leaf extract is applied to boils. Cooked leaf consumption protects the alimentary tract & relieves from inflammation. It cures gonorrhea & promotes urine flow. Root paste used for inflamed parts. Leaf juice is used in urticaria, constipation in children and pregnant women.
Source:Grown wild along fences and bushy areas.

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