Nongmakha angangba

Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (dicotyledon)
Family : Acanthaceae
Genus : Phlogacanthus
Species : thyrsiflorus Nees.
Common Name
English Name : Basak
Hindi Name : -
Manipuri Name : Nongmakha angangba
Other Details
Habit : Bushy shrub
Parts Use : Flower, Fruit & Leaf
Preparation : Leaves crushed with water for decoction. Inflorescence is boiled or taken fresh. Fruits and leaves roasted for consumption. Inflorescence taken with chutney. Leaf is used for making a food item in Manipuri traditional feasts.
Mode of use : Leaves crushed with water for decoction. Inflorescence is boiled or taken fresh. Fruits and leaves roasted for consumption. Inflorescence taken with chutney. Leaf is used for making a food item in Manipuri traditional feasts.
Ingredients : Decoction, Local Application & Fresh
Ailment Treated : The plant contains alkaloidal compounds, vasicine and vasicinone.
Source : Leaf decoction is useful for fever and cough cure. Inflorescence is antidote to pox, prevents skin diseases like sore, scabies etc. Roasted fruits and leaves are good for fever and cold. Leaf decoction is used in stomach ulcer and intestinal disorder.

Nongmakha angangba
Nongmakha angangba