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Mizoram

The land of Highlanders

Medicnal Plants of Mizoram

In the following enumeration, the plants are arranged in alphabetical order of their botanical names along with family name & local name followed by their uses; dose quantities given are always intended as approximate.

Botanical name Family Local name Use
AlstoniascholarisR.Br. Apocynaceae Saptaparna; L. MonthoPowder of stem bark (1gm) with lukewarm watertwice a day for seven days. If persists continuedtill 10 days to get relief from malarial fever
Anthocephalus chinensis (Lam.) Rich. Ex WallRubiaceae Banphar (Mizo). Ripe fruits are edible and acts as appetizer andprotects mouth from mouth ulcer
Artemisia vulgarisLAsteraceae Nagdamanika; L. Sai 20-25 gms of fresh leaf boiled in 200 ml. water tillreduced 50 ml. taken twice a day before meal inmalarial fever till complete relief
Aralia montanaBlumeAralliaceaeKotabellLeaf decoction (10 gms of fresh leaf in water)used thrice a day during malarial fever till oneweek/ till relief
Artocarpus heterophyllusLamMoraceaeKathal Paste of leaves is locally used on skin diseaseslike ring worm and itching till complete relief.
Bauhenia variegataLCaesalpiniaceae VaufavangOne tea spoon of powdered dried buds takenwith fresh water thrice a day as a remedy forpiles and dysentery. Same process is adapted forworm infestation
Benincasahispida (Thunb.) CogneCucurbitaceae Manipat Three pieces each with 70 gms of fruit is taken aday in diarrhea. Three pieces are anthropologicalconcept for remedy
Callicarpa arborea Roxb.Verbenaceae Priyangu Hnahkiah Decoction of 2-3 leaves pound in water or made decoction and taken twice a day before meal ingastric ulcer.
Cathranthus roseusApocynaceae Sadavahar 3-4 flowers and leaf taken orally as a remedy of diabetes.
Carica papayaL. Caricaceae Tingfanghana About 100 gms fresh unripe fruits taken orally indysentery and vomiting. Seeds chewed directlyfor expelling intestinal worm.
Centella asiatica (L.) Urb.Apiaceae Lambak  5 to 8 fresh leaves are eaten thrice a day duringthe period of stomach ache, kidney stone. It isalso considered that taking up 5-10 fresh leavesin the morning also improves eye vision.
Clerodendrumviscosum Vent. Verbenaceae PhuihnamDecoction of two to three leaves is used asshampoo to remove dandruff. Root Paste usedin scabies through external application
C. serratum( L. ) MoonVerbenaceae Phuihnamshak Leaf decoction of 4 -5 leaves used in jaundicetwice a day and improves high blood pressure.
Costusspeciosus (Koen.) Sm.Costaceae Kebuk, Kushtha;Sambul Rhizome paste taken in removal of kidney stone.
CrotolariajunceaL.Fabaceae Sana;Tumthang Flower used as vegetable with the concept ofhigh nutrious and worm repellent.
Dillenia indicaL.DilleniaceaeKawsthindang 10 ml. of juice of leaves, bark and fruits (1:1:3)for twice a day, used in diarrhea till completerelief.
EmblicaofficinalesGaertn.Euphorbiaceae Sinhlu. Bark pounded in water two tea spoon full takentwice daily as remedy for dysentery. Bark used infish poisoning.
Eryngium foetidumLam. LApiaceae BahkhawrDecoction of fruits (10 ml.) used in dysentery.Leaf juice externally applied on forehead for shrivelling fever.Leaf is taken as incense forflavour of vegetable
Indigofera prostrataWilldFabaceae Sekhupthur Boiled seeds are taken orally in piles and fistula.
Mangifera indica LAnacardiaceae Theihai Juice of 1-2 tender leaves used in diarrhea, twicedaily
Mimosa pudica LMimosaceae Lajjalu Leaf juice or decoction is used in jaundice.5-6 mature seeds are given to alcohol addicts which makes them free from addiction.
Parkia roxberghii D. DonMimosaceaeZawngtah Root juice (1-2 tea spoon full) used in fever. Young green pods eaten raw, seeds boiled and taken as vegetable
Phyllostachys bamboosoidesPoaceae MonthoFruit juice is applied on affected parts of skin diseases like eczema and ring worm.
Portulacca oleracea L.RosaceaeHmutau Two tea spoon full of root decoction taken as a remedy for dysentery and diarrhoea
Thunbergia gramndiflora RoxbAcanthaceae Vako Root powder or paste (1 gm) is taken twice a day in removal of kidney stone and jaundice
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