English :Chick weed
Manipuri :Yerum keirum
Group :Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Species :media (Linn.) Vill.
Habit :Annual delicate profuse herb
Parts Used :Leaf
Mode of Preparation :Fresh leaves are crushed for local application. Leaf crushed and squeezed for juice. Fresh leafy portion is simmered with little water. Occasionally cooked as vegetables.
Mode of use :Decoction, Fresh & Local Application
Ingredients :Plant aerial portion contain Vitamin E (44mg/100g) during the post flowering stage.
Ailment Treated:Crushed leaf or paste is useful to apply on boils. Leaf juice is applied in nasal bleeding. Fresh plant decoction is used for local application on fresh wounds.
Source:Extensively grown in wild habitat in paddy fields, swampy road sides, etc.