Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Monocotyledon)
Family : Araceae
Genus : Pistia
Species : stratiotes Linn.
Common Name
English Name : Water Lettuce /Tropical duckweed
Hindi Name : -
Manipuri Name : Kangjao
Other Details
Habit : Aquatic floating herb
Parts Use : Whole plant
Preparation : Leaves cooked and eaten. Leaf crushed for decoction. Fresh leaf crushed with water for juice.
Mode of use : Fresh
Ingredients : Leaves are rich in vitamins A, B and C.
Ailment Treated : Leaves mixed with rose water and sugar used in asthma and cough. Leaf juice boiled in coconut oil is used externally in chronic skin diseases.
Source : Wildly grown in water bodies.