Ureirom laba

Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Genus : Mallotus
Species : philippensis Muell.-Arg.
Common Name
English Name : Kamala tree
Hindi Name : Kamala
Manipuri Name : Ureirom laba
Other Details
Habit : Small tree
Parts Use : Fruit
Preparation : Fruits dried & ground to powder for local application.
Mode of use : Local Application
Ingredients : Seeds yield a fatty oil which forms a good substitute for Tung oil. Bark contains tannins. Glandular hairs of fruits yield a dye called kamala powder, (anti-oxidant).
Ailment Treated : Fruits are anthelmintic and used for cutaneous diseases. Powdered fruit is a strong purgative, applied to scabies, ringworms and herpes; reduces fertility in lower doses.
Source : Cultivated in valley areas along the fences and home gardens.

Ureirom laba
Ureirom laba