Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family : Leguminosae
Genus : Vigna
Species : umbellata. (Thunb.) Ohwi & Ohashi
Common Name
English Name : Rice bean
Hindi Name : Sutri
Manipuri Name : Chakwai
Other Details
Habit : Herb
Parts Use : Seed
Preparation : Seeds crushed for decoction or steamed for consumption. Seeds soaked for raw consumption or germination.
Mode of use : Decoction, Fresh
Ingredients : The nutritive food value of the crop likes protien (22%), fat (0.6%), carbonhydrates (59%), and fibre (5.20%). Vitamins likes A,B etc. are also found along with minerals.
Ailment Treated : Raw seed (germinated/sprouted) is good for health in general. Seed decoction is nutritive & a good protein source.
Source : Generally cultivated in valley areas.