Shamu hawai

Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family : Fabaceae
Genus : Mucuna
Species : pruriens. DC.
Common Name
English Name : Velvet bean
Hindi Name : Kouch/Kounch
Manipuri Name : Shamu hawai
Other Details
Habit : Hispid climbing herb
Parts Use : Root, Seed , Leaf
Preparation : Seeds crushed and mixed with honey for consumption. Seeds crushed for powder. Seeds crushed for decoction. Roots crushed for powder.
Mode of use : Decoction, Local Application
Ingredients : D-Galactose, D-Manose, Crude Protien, Fibre, Crude fat, fatty acids, 3,4-dihydroxy phenylalanine are reported.
Ailment Treated : Seed paste with honey is good for anaemia. Seed paste is applied on wounds to heal. Root decoction is good for health; strengthen, kidney and helpful in constipation problems. Root powder with mustard oil is used for various skin diseases. Leaf juice in honey and water is used to cure stomach ulcer.
Source : Generally grown wild in low-altitude hills and highlanders of valley areas especially at the outskirt of forest.

Shamu hawai
Shamu hawai