Scientific Name
Group : Algae
Family : Rhodophyceae
Genus : Lemanea
Species : australis Atkins.
Common Name
English Name : -
Hindi Name : -
Manipuri Name : Nungsam
Other Details
Habit : Fresh water red alga
Parts Use : Whole plant
Preparation : Whole plant is boiled for extract. The whole plant is edible (prepared chutney after roasted in the the fire).
Mode of use : Fresh/Dried
Ingredients : Plant shows high percentage of protien, lipids and minarals. 0.65ppm iron, 31.20ppm Copper, 62.40ppm Zinc (Personal Communication with RRL substation, Imphal).
Ailment Treated : Boiled extract of fresh filaments is used as abortifacient and aphrodisiac.
Source : Grown in Chakpi River of Chandel District, Manipur.