Tersing nambi

Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family : Chenopodiaceae
Genus : Chenopodium
Species : ambrosioides Linn.
Common Name
English Name : Mexican tree
Hindi Name : Khatua
Manipuri Name : Tersing nambi
Other Details
Habit : Foetid undershrub
Parts Use : Whole plant
Preparation : Fresh leaves crushed with water for paste.
Mode of use : Fresh
Ingredients : The plant contains a volatile oil and triterpenoid saponins. Ascaridol is a powerful worm expellent. Triterpene glucosides – chenopodosides A and B isolated; oil contained high contentof ascaridole along with xylene isomers, p-cymene, an alcohol and four carboxylic acids; essential oil contained major contituent (-) pincarveol and (+) a-pinene and ascaridiole.
Ailment Treated : Essential oil from the plant is used against gout and skin diseases. Leaf paste is used in antispasmodic properties, muscle relaxing action, spasmodic, cough and asthma.
Source : Wild in wastelands and river banks; non-marketable.

Tersing nambi
Tersing nambi