Yai-mu - Manipur Medicinal Plants

Common Name

English :Black zedoary
Hindi :Nar kachura
Manipuri :Yai-mu

Scientific Name

Group :Angiosperm (Monocotyledon)
Family :Zingiberaceae
Genus :Curcuma
Species :caesia  Roxb.
Habit :Rhizomatous herb
Parts Used :Rhizome
Mode of Preparation :Rhizome crushed and soaked in water for infusion. Rhizome crushed for local application. Rhizome is crushed with water for decoction use.
Mode of use :Decoction, Fresh and Local Application
Ingredients :Rhizome yields an essential oil and cineol, ocimene, 1-ar-curcumene, d-camphore, d-linalool, d-borneol and zingibeol.
Ailment Treated:Rhizome is stimulant. Rhizome paste is used for local application in sprain and bruises. Rhizome decoction is used for gargling in throat sore.
Source:Generally cultivated in valley areas. Not so common but can be cultivated extensively.

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