Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family : Apiaceae
Genus : Oenanthe
Species : javanica (Blume) DC.
Common Name
English Name : Drop wort
Hindi Name : -
Manipuri Name : Komprek
Other Details
Habit : Tall delicate straggling herb
Parts Use : Leafy portion/shoot
Preparation : Leaves/shoots used as an ingredient in the preparation of traditional salad called as ‘shingju’. Leaves crushed for decoction.
Mode of use : Fresh, Decoction
Ingredients : The plant contains Vitamin E and a-Tocopherol (146.8mg/kg). Fruits yield an essential oil containing phelandrene. Seeds and fruits also yield a fatty oil.
Ailment Treated : Leaves are appetizer and used in digestive problems. Fresh shoot crushed and boiled with little water and diluted in distilled water. The filtrate is used as ear-drop in ear-ache. The shoot part is taken as salad for digestion.
Source : Gregarious in wetlands; Marketable.