Meitei lembum

Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family : Rubiaceae
Genus : Knoxia
Species : roxburghii M.A. Rau.
Common Name
English Name : -
Hindi Name : -
Manipuri Name : Meitei lembum
Other Details
Habit : Small hispid herb
Parts Use : Leaf
Preparation : Leaves cooked for consumption.
Mode of use : Decoction
Ingredients : Ursolic acid, b-Sitosterol and an oily residue.
Ailment Treated : Cooked leaves eaten against stomach disorder, urinary disorder, cough, dyspepsia and abnormal blood pressure.
Source : Extensively grown in the valley areas like a weed.

Meitei lembum
Meitei lembum