Pakhangba leiton

Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Genus : Euphorbia
Species : hirta Linn.
Common Name
English Name : Pill bearing spurge
Hindi Name : Dudhi
Manipuri Name : Pakhangba leiton
Other Details
Habit : Trailing delicate herb
Parts Use : Whole plant
Preparation : Leaves crushed with water for juice/extract. Leaves boiled for soup. Shoot edible as salad.
Mode of use : Fresh and Decoction
Ingredients : Pill-bearing spunge contains flavonoids, terpinoids, alkanes, phenolic acid and choline.
Ailment Treated : Plant extract is applied against skin diseases. Leaf extract is used as mouth wash against mouth-sore. Plant juice is given in dysentery, bowel complaints cough and colic. Plant decoction is used in bronchial affections and asthma. Latex is applied to warts. Plant is also used in diseases of urinary tract.
Source : Extensively grown in wild habitat in valley area more prominently along road sides & grazing grounds.

Pakhangba leiton
Pakhangba leiton