Vigna RADIATA (L.) Wilczek.
|Synonym :|| Azukia radiata (L.) Ohwi
Phaseolus hirtus Retz.
Phaseolus radiatus L.
Rudua aurea (Roxb.) F.Maek.
|Bangla Name :||Mug, Ghora Mug, Sona Mug.|
|English Name :||Green Gram, Mung.|
|Disease :||laxative, antipyretic, tonic , bowels, biliousness, eye troubles, headache, nose complaints, throat inflammations, bronchitis, kidney and fever.|
|Description :||A scandent or subscandent herb, 30-60 cm long or more, whole plant is much hairy with reddish brown pubescence. Leaves large, 3-foliolate, leaflets 8-12 cm long. Flowers yellow in axillary racemes. Pods subcylindric, up to 6.5 cm long, nearly erect, very hairy.|
|Chemical Constituents :||Husked seeds contain carbohydrates (56.7-59.9%), protein (24-24.5%), fat, minerals (Ca, P, Fe, Mg, Na, K, Cu, S, Cl) and iodine. It also contains vitamins carotene, thiamine, riboflavin, niacine, vitamin-C, choline and folic acid (Anon, 1976).|
|Uses :||Seeds are laxative, antipyretic, tonic and astringent to the bowels, useful in biliousness, eye troubles, headache, nose complaints, throat inflammations, bronchitis and kidney diseases. It is also given as a diet in fever.|