Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family : Lauraceae
Genus : Litsea
Species : monopetala (Roxb.) Pers.
Common Name
English Name : -
Hindi Name : Meda
Manipuri Name : Tumitla
Other Details
Habit : Medium-sized tree
Parts Use : Bark & Leaf
Preparation : Bark crushed with water for decoction. Leaves crushed with water for paste.
Mode of use : Fresh, Local Application and Decoction
Ingredients : Seeds yield fat. Bark contains tannin.
Ailment Treated : Bark decoction and leaf paste is used in cut and injuries for early suppuration. Leaf paste is applied in muscle-pain of legs and arms. Bark is astringent and cures diarrhoea. Seed oil is used in rheumatism. Bark powder is used in body pain and bruises.
Source : Wild and extensively grown in hills and valleys