Wakha yendem

Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family : Polygonaceae
Genus : Fagopyrum
Species : esculentum Moench.
Common Name
English Name : Buck wheat
Hindi Name : Kotu
Manipuri Name : Wakha yendem
Other Details
Habit : Tall straggling herb
Parts Use : Leaf
Preparation : Tender leafy shoot cooked for consumption and boiled for extract. Young shoot/ bud, used as vegetable. Young shoot/ bud cooked eaten.
Mode of use : Decoction & Local Application
Ingredients : Plant is a good source of Rutin (a bioflavonoid) which reduces increase capillary fragility. Rutin can strengthen the inner lining of blood vessels.
Ailment Treated : Cooked tender shoot is eaten against diabetes. Cooked plant is commonly taken in combination with other herbs for high blood pressure.
Source : Commonly grown in swampy places.

Wakha yendem
Wakha yendem