Pong hawai

Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family : Fabaceae
Genus : Vigna
Species : unguiculata (Linn.) Walp
Common Name
English Name : Cow pea
Hindi Name : Lobiya
Manipuri Name : Pong hawai
Other Details
Habit : Climbing herb
Parts Use : Seed, Pod, Leaf/Shoot
Preparation : Green pods, tender leaves and shoots commonly served as vegetables. The green pods after boiling are used in the prepartion of chutney. Mature seeds are boiled and consumed as food.
Mode of use : Fresh
Ingredients : Seeds contain stigmasterol, carotene, thiamine, ribofloven, niacin, vitamin C and folic acid.
Ailment Treated : Seeds are sweet, astringent, appetizer, laxative, anthelmintic, diuretic, galactagogue and liver tonic. Seed is eaten to enhance lactation of nursing mother.
Source : Cultivated extensively in valley areas.

Pong hawai
Pong hawai