Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family : Fabaceae
Genus : Cicer
Species : arietinum Linn.
Common Name
English Name : Gram / Bengal gram
Hindi Name : Chana / But
Manipuri Name : Chana
Other Details
Habit : Profuse hispid herb
Parts Use : Seed, Leaf
Preparation : Seeds soaked in water for raw consumption.
Mode of use : Fresh
Ingredients : Seeds rich in proteins, also contain an oil ( 4 – 5 %).
Ailment Treated : Germinating seeds are used as prophylactic against deficiency diseases, scurvy in particular. Leaves are purgative, abortifacient and trichogenous and are useful in anorexia, dyspepsia and bronchitis.
Source : Generally cultivated in the valley areas.