Manaka, the underground stems of Alocasia Indica constitute a valuable and important vegetable of native dietary. The stems sometimes grow to an immense size, from 6 to 8 feet in length and can be preserved for a considerable time. Hence they are of great importance in jail dietary when fresh vegetables become scarce in the markets. They thrive best in shade under the eaves of huts or buildings and beside fences.
Dose of Manaka in Medicine
Medicinally Manaka is said to be useful in anasarca, in which disease it is used in the following manner. Take the powdered meal of Alocasia Indica 8 tolas, powdered rice 16 tolas, water and milk, 48 tolas each; boil them together till the water is evaporated. This preparation called ‘Manamanda’ is given as diet. No other article is allowed in addition to it except milk. A ghrita is also ordered to be made with a decoction and paste of Manaka but it is not in vogue.
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Classification of Medicine
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(Last Updated on : 17-10-2016)
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