Sabal sadu / Lei-henbi

Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family : Boraginaceae
Genus : Heliotropium
Species : indicum Linn.
Common Name
English Name : Indian turnsole
Hindi Name : Hatta – sura
Manipuri Name : Sabal sadu / Lei-henbi
Other Details
Habit : Hispid profuse herb
Parts Use : Whole plant
Preparation : Leaf crushed for decoction.
Mode of use : Decoction, Local Application.
Ingredients : Plant contains tannin and alkaloids. Petrolium ether extract exhibited antifertility activity in funate rats, where as aqueous extract did not show any postcoital antifertility effect. Petrolium extract afforded n-hexacosanol and a mixture of sitosterol, stigmasterol, campesterol and heleurine by x-ray analysis.
Ailment Treated : Leaf decoction paste is applied in ring worm, urticaria and fevers. Leaves are applied on boils, ulcers, wounds, stings of insect and reptiles. Seeds are stomachic. Leaves are also applied in diabetes.
Source : Wild/ common in grazing ground.

Sabal sadu / Lei-henbi
Sabal sadu / Lei-henbi