Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family : Melastomataceae
Genus : Melastoma
Species : malabathricum Linn.
Common Name
English Name : -
Hindi Name : -
Manipuri Name : Yachubi
Other Details
Habit : Hispid undershrub
Parts Use : Root, Bark & Leaf
Preparation : Bark and root crushed with water for extract.
Mode of use : Fresh
Ingredients : Fruits yield a black or purple dye. A pink dye is obtained from leaves and roots.
Ailment Treated : Bark and leaves are used for skin irritation. Plant is used in diarrhoea, dysentery and leucorrhoea. Bark and root extract is antiseptic and used as gargle.
Source : Commonly grown at foothills and along the roadsides as escape.