Biodiversity of Manipur

Scientific name: Houttuynia cordata Thumb.


Description: A perennial with creeping rootstock and herbaceous stem. Common in moist habitat all over the state upto 1500m. Very often cultivated.

Uses: Leaf-extract is useful in dysentry. Rhizome is used in stomach ulcers. Boiled extract of rhizome and leaves is taken in muscular pains due to overstrains. Plant is cooling, resolvent, emmenagogue. The leaves are used in measles, gonorrhoea, and eye and skin troubles.
























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