Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family : Mimosaceae
Genus : Entada
Species : scandens Benth.
Common Name
English Name : Elephant creeper
Hindi Name : Gila
Manipuri Name : Kangkhil
Other Details
Habit : Robust climbering herb
Parts Use : Seed, Bark and Stem
Preparation : Bark boiled for extract. Dried seed ground into powder. Seeds are used to play a traditional game called as “Kang”.
Mode of use : Decoction
Ingredients : Seeds contain b-sitosterol, a-amyrin, quercetin, gallic acid, cyanidin chloride. Prosapagenin A, b-sitosterol, myristic, palmitic, stearic, arachidic, behenic, oleic, linoleic acids.
Ailment Treated : Bark decoction is used in stomach ulcers. Seed are used as tonic, emetic, and anthelmintic. Stem, bark and seeds are used as soap substitutes. Seed powder is used in fever and headache.
Source : Wildly cultivated in the hilly areas.