Synonym: Saccharum violaceum Tussac
Bengali/Vernacular name: Akh, Kusur, Gendari, Kuishyal, Ikkhu, Hussel, Kajuli.
Tribal name: Tang-ray (Chak), Pichchi (Khumi), Fu (Lushai), Khet paw (Murang), Krang-bawn (Rakhaing).
English name: Sugarcane.
Description of the Plant: A tall, erect, perennial grass, with solid
juicy stem, up to 6 m high, many nodded. Ligules very short, membranous, ciliate;
blades linear-lanceolate, up to 1.5 m long and over 5 cm broad.Panicles
pyramidal, up to 1 m long, dense silvery.
Plant parts Used: Leaf, stem, root.
Uses: Decoction prepared from the roots of the plant is taken twice a
day (10 ml amount each time) for seven days to treat whooping cough.
The sweet juice in the stem is used to treat snakebite and wounds from poison arrows.
The leaf ash is used to treat sore eyes.
The cane juice is given for catarrh treatment.
Juice extracted from the roots of the plant is advised to take thrice a day (10 ml amount each time) for seven days to treat dysuria.
A decoction of the young leaves is used to treat urinary conditions.
The stem juice is used to treat sore throats.
An extract made with the roots of the plant is taken twice a day (10 ml amount each time) until the skin disease is cured.
Distribution: This species occurs throughout the country under cultivation.
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