Ansate / Ansapui (Paracress) – Herb with rich medicinal properties

The flower bud and the leaves of ‘ansate’ or ‘ansapui’ give a grassy taste followed by a strong tingling and a sense of numbness to the tongue when taken. It also gives a cooling sensation to the throat. The Hmar people use this herb mainly for food item and its medicinal purposes like herbal treatment for toothache and others are relatively new to them.

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