Urisana manbi

Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family : Cuscutaceae
Genus : Cuscuta
Species : reflexa Roxb.
Common Name
English Name : Dodder
Hindi Name : Akasbela
Manipuri Name : Urisana manbi
Other Details
Habit : Leafless parasitic climber
Parts Use : Whole plant
Preparation : The whole plant is crushed for decoction. Plant is crushed for extract.
Mode of use : Decoction, Fresh
Ingredients : Fresh plant yields scoparone, melanettin, quercetin and hyperoside. Several soluble phenolic compounds are also present. The pattern of phenolics has been found to be stable irrespective of the host plants.
Ailment Treated : Plant decoction is given in chronic fevers and jaundice. Seeds are purgative, carminative, anthelmintic. Plant extract is used in flatulence and liver complaints. Plant decoction is used to bath against skin infections.
Source : Grown wildly in valley and low altitude hills prominently on fencing and sedge dominating the host plant

Urisana manbi
Urisana manbi