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Friday, 22 August 2014

Common Names of Manipuri Food Plants

Local Name - Common Name 

1. Thangjing - Water Fox nut/Gorgon Plant/ Prickly Water lily 
2. Komprek - Dropwort / Water Parsley 
3. Yaipan - East Indian Arrowroot 
4. Yendem - Taro 
5. Kolamni - Water Spinach 
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6. Sougri - Kenaf leaves/ Gongura( telugu) 
7. Peruk - Centella
8. Yelang - Jointweed
9. Yongchak - Petai / Stink / Bitter /tree bean
10. Yensin - Woodsorrel
11. Nungshi hidak - Mint
12. Maroi napaakpi - Hooker chives
13. Maroi naakuppi - Chinese chives
14. Awaa phadigom - Mexican coriander/Culantro
15. Mayang-ton - Lemon Basil
16. Toning-khok - Chameleon plant
17. Phakpai - Vietnamese coriander
18. Chantruk - Wavy Bittercress
19. Heikak - Water Chestnut
20. Heikak Yeli / Yena - Trapa natans
21. Paan - Arum/ Yam

5 comments:

  1. Gongura is a term used for both sougri and sillo sougri.

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  2. Komprek - Dropwort / Water Parsley

    hey do u think i can get this in kolkata? any bengali name or subsitute? what is it close to? kalmi saag?

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  4. a grt piece of work.. this will help young students who are wondering about the common names of common manipuri herbs..

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