Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Monocotyledon)
Family : Poaceae
Genus : Saccharum
Species : officinarum Linn.
Common Name
English Name : Sugarcane
Hindi Name : Ganna
Manipuri Name : Chu
Other Details
Habit : Tall erect succulent undershrub
Parts Use : Stem
Preparation : Fresh stem crushed for juice. Fresh root is simmered with water for decoction. Stem is eaten raw or prepared gur (both liquid & solidified forms) which are used in making various food items.
Mode of use : Decoction & Fresh
Ingredients : Stem juice is rich in sugar/carbohydrate (Fructose ,Galactose ,Glucose)
Ailment Treated : Root decoction is used to maintain and protect the alimentary tract. Stem juice is useful for stomach-ache and jaundice. Stem juice can strengthen the tooth gums.
Source : Extensively cultivated in valley areas