Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Monocotyledon)
Family : Alismataceae
Genus : Sagittaria
Species : sagittifolia Linn.
Common Name
English Name : Arrow-head
Hindi Name : -
Manipuri Name : Kou-kha
Other Details
Habit : Semi-aquatic herb
Parts Use : Root & Leaf
Preparation : Fresh root boiled for extract. Fresh leaves dried & crushed for powder. Leaves smashed with molases. Root is used in pakora preparation (Bora).
Mode of use : Decoction, Fresh and Local Application
Ingredients : The tubers contain 7.74% of crude protein, 633 mg/100 gm of P, 8.06 mg/100 gm of Iron and 80% moisture.
Ailment Treated : Root decoction is taken with honey in cough. Leaf powder is used for relief from itch. Leaves smashed with molasses is used in sore throat and inflammation of breast.
Source : Wildly grown in the valley areas of Manipur particularly in wet and paddy fields.