Charoi utong

Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family : Verbenaceae
Genus : Clerodendrum
Species : siphonanthes R. Br.
Common Name
English Name : -
Hindi Name : bharangi
Manipuri Name : Charoi utong
Other Details
Habit : Tall undershrub.
Parts Use : Bark, Wood, Leaf.
Preparation : Leaves crushed for paste and the paste is mixed with little honey for consumption. Stem dried partially & burnt for smoke. Stem bark dried & ground to powder and then mixed with honey. Root is crushed for decoction. Leaf cooked eaten (traditional dish called as ‘Ootti’).
Mode of use : Fumigation, Decoction, Fresh
Ingredients :
Ailment Treated : Leaf paste with honey is taken against cough, fever and dysentery. Semi-dried stem is smoked against asthma and bronchitis. Root decoction is given in bronchitis . Bark powder with honey is given in asthma.
Source : Grown wildly in valley and low altitude hills.

Charoi utong
Charoi utong