Haolei angouba

Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family : Amaranthaceae
Genus : Celosia
Species : argentea Linn.
Common Name
English Name : Quail grass
Hindi Name : Sufaid murga
Manipuri Name : Haolei angouba
Other Details
Habit : Tall erect under shrub
Parts Use : Whole plant
Preparation : Leaf crushed for decoction. Whole plant crushed for decoction. Whole plant soaked in water for infusion. Flower crushed for decoction.
Mode of use : Decoction and Fresh
Ingredients : Plant contains vitamins, fats, carbonhydrates and oxalic acid. The seeds contain 24-Ethyl-22-dehydrotathosterol (69.6), 24-ethyllathosterol (17.5), 24-methyllathosterol (3.9), 24-methyl-22-dehydrolathosterol (3.8)avenasta-7-en-ol (3.3) and 24- methylenelathosterol (1.95%) while the roots contain hexadecadienoic, tricosanoic,lignoceric,cerotic and a-aminobutaric acids.
Ailment Treated : Decoction of the leaves are used in blood diseases and purification of blood. Decoction of the plant is used as a wash for mouth ulcer and eyes to get clear vision. Decoction of flower is given for treating tuberculosis. Infusion of the whole plant is used for dysentery, diahorrea, acute abdominal pain and inflammed stomach.The curry prepared from tender shoots and local small fish called as ngakha (Puntius phuternio) is used for treatment of diabetes.
Source : Cultivated in valley areas.

Haolei angouba
Haolei angouba