Ching laibak-ngou

Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family : Asteraceae
Genus : Artemisia
Species : maritima Linn.
Common Name
English Name : Worm seed
Hindi Name : Kirmala
Manipuri Name : Ching laibak-ngou
Other Details
Habit : Hispid undershrub
Parts Use : Whole plant
Preparation : Fresh leaf crushed with water for paste. Leaves soaked in water for infusion. Bark crushed for decoction.
Mode of use : Decoction, Fresh
Ingredients : Plant contains santonin, b-santonin, pseudosantonin and a bitter principle artemisin. The yellowish essential oil contain a-and b-pinens, comphene, cineol and a-terpineol. A new guaianolide – jeiranbatanolide, shonachalin A, shonachalin B, shonachalin C and shonachalin D were isolated from the arial parts of the plant.
Ailment Treated : Leaf is used as a ingredient in local hair lotion. Leaf/ shoot paste is applied against muscular sprain. Leaf extract is used in acute stomach pain. Leaf infusion is used in intermittent fevers. Bark is antiseptic. Bark decoction is taken as a febrifuge.
Source : Wild and very common in foot hills.

Ching laibak-ngou
Ching laibak-ngou