Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Monocotyledon)
Family : Poaceae
Genus : Oryza
Species : sativa Linn.
Common Name
English Name : Paddy
Hindi Name : Dhan
Manipuri Name : Phou
Other Details
Habit : Aquatic erect herb
Parts Use : Root, Seed
Preparation : Grain crushed for decoction. Grain soaked in water for infusion. Rice as staple food; straw as substitute of firewood, cattle feed, house thatching, etc. Paddy husk used for burning, etc.
Mode of use : Decoction, Infusion
Ingredients : Rich in starch, carbohydrate, fat, thiamine, riboflavin, nicotinic acid, panthotenic acid, etc. are reported from the plant.
Ailment Treated : Grain decoction is given to infants. Grain infusion is used as hair lotion for scalp care and tenderness of hairs. The roots are cooling, diuretic, febrifuge and diabetes.
Source : Extensively cultivated in both hills and valley areas.