Manipuri :Wandeng khoibi
Group :Angiosperm (Monocotyledon)
Species :benghalensis Linn.
Habit :Profuse straggling herb
Parts Used :Whole plant
Mode of Preparation :Leaves crushed with water for decoction. Plant crushed with water for extract. Occasionally cooked-eaten the tender shoot; used as a good fodder.
Mode of use :Decoction, hot fomentation and Fresh
Ingredients :Plant contains n-octacosanol, n-triacontanol, n-dotriacontanol, stigmasterol, b-sitosterol and campesterol.
Ailment Treated:Leaf decoction paste is applied on boils and burns. Plant extract is effective in cough, carminative, demulcent, emollient, laxative, refrigerant and in leprosy. Hot fomented plant is snuff against tonsillitis and also applied against muscular sprain.
Source:Commonly grown in wild habitat particularly in humid and shady places.