Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Genus : Manihot
Species : esculenta Crantz
Common Name
English Name : Cassava
Hindi Name : Sakarkanda
Manipuri Name : U-mangra
Other Details
Habit : Bushy herb
Parts Use : Root / tuber & Leaf
Preparation : Tuber is dried and powdered for flour. Leaves simmered in water for decoction. Raw tuber for fresh consumption. Leaves used in mixed salad
Mode of use : Decoction & Fresh
Ingredients : Tuber is rich in carbohydrate, minerals like calcium and phosphorus. Root after fermentation produce an alcoholic beverage.
Ailment Treated : Tuber flour is given in fever and stomach disorder. Leaf decoction is purgative and vermifuge. Raw tuber is a good supplier of carbohydrate.
Source : Largely cultivated in both hills and valley areas.