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Medicinal plants in Nagaland

Eurya acuminate

Local name: Almset

Parts used: Young leaves

Uses: The young leaves crushed with salt are used in cholera, dysentery and stomach disorder.

Galinsoga parviflora

Local name: Bommara

Parts used: Leaves and roots

Uses: The leaf extract is given during dysentery and is also applied on boils.

Gmelina arborea

Local name: Gamari

Parts used: Bark, leaves, fruits and roots

Uses: The roots and bark are laxative, stomachic and galactagogue. The roots make one of the gradients of Dasamula (an ayurvedic preparation). The bark powder along with the bark powder of Rubia manjith and seeds of Satavari is given with milk to avoid abortion at an early stage of pregnancy.  The leaves are demulcent and are rubbed on the forehead to get relief from headaches. It promotes digestion, improves memory, overcomes giddiness and is useful in fever, epilepsy and convulsions.

Holmskioldia sanguinea

Local name: Manu-kata-phul

Parts used: Leaves

Uses: Aqueous extract of leaves has anticancer activity and aerial parts are diuretic.

Ipomoea batatas

Local name: Mitha alu

Parts used: Leaves. Tubers and aerial parts

Uses: The plant is used as an anti diabetic. It is also used during low fever and skin diseases. Tuber is used during nausea, asthma and constipation. The leaves are a good source of vitamin B and C.

Musa paradisiaca

Local name: Kaul

Parts used: Fruits, stems, leaves and roots

Uses: The soft portion of stem is eaten as vegetableand is good during anti acidity. The roots are anthelmintic and are useful in scabies and leprosy. The ashes of burnt leaves are good in stomach ache and hyperacidity. The fruit is used for small pox, diabetes, uraemia, nephrits-gont, hypertension and cardiac problems.

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  1. PARITOSH KAR PURKAYASTHA |

    We are interested in sourcing medicinal plants and herbs for reselling. Kindly provide with the details of sources. Regards.

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