Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family : Amaranthaceae
Genus : Alternanthera
Species : sessilis DC.
Common Name
English Name : -
Hindi Name : Gudrisag
Manipuri Name : Phakchet
Other Details
Habit : Spreading herb
Parts Use : Whole plant
Preparation : Young shoots are freshly consumed.
Mode of use : Fresh
Ingredients : Plant contains protein (95%) and iron ( 16.7 mg/100g), stigmasterol, campesterol and b-sitosterol.
Ailment Treated : Plant is galactagogue, cholagogue, febrifuge, depurative, cooling, constipating, digestive and astringent. Young shoots are nutritious and also used for night blindness. Leaf and stem are applied in snake- bite.
Source : Commonly grown in moist places and near grazing grounds.