Tharo angangba

Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family : Nymphaeaceae
Genus : Nymphaea
Species : nouchali Burm.f.
Common Name
English Name : Indian red water lily
Hindi Name : Kanval
Manipuri Name : Tharo angangba
Other Details
Habit : Aquatic rooted herb
Parts Use : Rhizome, Flower and Seed
Preparation : Petiole crushed with water for paste. Dried root stock ground into powder.
Mode of use : Fresh
Ingredients : Plant contains nymphaeine and nymphalin.
Ailment Treated : The rhizome is cooling, sweet, bitter, tonic and useful in diarrhoea, dysentery and general debility. The flowers are astringent and cardiotonic. The seeds are cooling, constipating, aphrodisiac, stomachic and restorative. Powdered root stocks are used in piles, dysentery and dyspepsia. Petiole paste along with little common salt, seed powder of ‘Cuminum cyminum’, butter and few drops of honey is used in excessive menstrual discharge.
Source : Wild/cultivated in the ponds and lakes.

Tharo angangba
Tharo angangba