Ishing kambong

Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Monocotyledon)
Family : Poaceae
Genus : Zizania
Species : latifolia Turcz ex.Stapf
Common Name
English Name : -
Hindi Name : -
Manipuri Name : Ishing kambong
Other Details
Habit : Aquatic graminaceous herb
Parts Use : Fruit, Rhizome
Preparation : Rhizome crushed for paste.
Mode of use : Fresh, Local Application
Ingredients : Leaves contain Vitamin C. Infected fruit (with fungus) is rich in protein and a number of amino acids. Infection by Ustilago esculenta P. Henn and the cells are hypertrophied to form small maize – like galls. The gall is filled up with innumerable spores like cocopowder.
Ailment Treated : Rhizome paste applied to burns. Infected fruit is rich in protein. In china the culms, rhizomes and grains are used against anaemia, fever and as a diuretic. Also used for heart, kidney and liver problems.
Source : Generally grown wild in the wetlands of valley areas particularly in Loktak lake catchments. Occasionally cultivated in ponds.

Ishing kambong
Ishing kambong