Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family : Papaveraceae
Genus : Argemone
Species : mexicana Linn.
Common Name
English Name : Prickly poppy
Hindi Name : Bharband
Manipuri Name : Yenkhumit
Other Details
Habit : Spiny tall herb
Parts Use : Root, Leaf and Seed
Preparation : Leaves crushed for decoction, cut stem for latex, seed ground into powder.
Mode of use : Decoction
Ingredients : Flower contain isorhamntin, isohamnetin-3-glucoside and isorhamnetin-3,7-diglucoside.
Ailment Treated : Seed oil is applied against cracking of skin, loosening of limbs and bones and in rheumatism. Decoction of leaf is used in jaundice. Seeds are laxative, expectorant and demulcent. Roots are used in skin diseases, leprosy, constipation, flatulence and malarial fever. Latex is used in dropsy, inflammation, burning sensation and blisters.
Source : Wild and non-marketable.