Vigna UNGUICULATA (L.) Walp.
|Synonym :|| Vigna sinensis (L.) Savi ex Hassk.
Dolichos catjang L.
Dolichos sinensis L.
|Bangla Name :||Barbati. Lalsha, Ramhikolai. ,Jhum sumi (Tanchangya).|
|English Name :||Cowpea, Chinese Bean.|
|Disease :||laxative, appetizer, galactagogue, tonic, aphrodisiac, diuretic, antibilious,jaundice.|
|Description :||A slender twinner. Leaves pinnately 3-foliolate, leaflets 7.5-15 cm long, entire, broadly or narrowly ovate, the lateral ones obliquely so. Flowers few, yellow or reddish, in subcapitate racemes, peduncle often exceeding the leaves. Pod 10-60 cm long, linear, cylindrical, slightly depressed between the seeds.|
|Distribution :||Cultivated throughout the country.|
|Chemical Constituents :||An antifungal compounAn antifungal compound – demethylhomopterocarpin have been isolated from etiolated hypocotyls inoculated with tobacco necrosis virus (Rastogi & Mehrotra, 1993).d – demethylhomopterocarpin have been isolated from etiolated hypocotyls i|
|Uses :||Seeds are laxative, appetizer, galactagogue, tonic, aphrodisiac, diuretic and antibilious, prescribed in liver complaints with jaundice. Seeds are also used to strengthen the stomach and to destroy worms.|