Tharo angouba

Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family : Nymphaeaceae
Genus : Nymphaea
Species : alba Linn.
Common Name
English Name : European white water-lily
Hindi Name : -
Manipuri Name : Tharo angouba
Other Details
Habit : Aquatic rooted herb
Parts Use : Rhizome, Flower and Fruit
Preparation : Flower and fruit boiled for extract. Rhizome boiled for extract. Rhizome, flower/ fruit soaked in water for infusion. Petioles and flowers edible as salad.
Mode of use : Decoction, Infusion
Ingredients : Alcoholic extract of rhizome contains alkaloid ‘Nymphaeine’. It has a mild sedative and spasmolytic action, but in excess causes paralysis. Rhizome contains alkaioids, resin, glycosides and tannins.
Ailment Treated : Decoction of rhizome given in diarrhoea. Infusion of flowers and fruits is used in diarrhoea. Roots and rhizomes are astringent, antiseptic, slightly narcotic and can be used for dysentery.
Source : Generally grown in ponds and lakes.

Tharo angouba
Tharo angouba