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Title: Traditional alcoholic beverage, Yu of Meitei communities of Manipur
Authors: Singh, P K
Singh, K I
Keywords: Yu
Traditional beverage
Alcoholic beverage
Meitei tribe
Manipur
Issue Date: Apr-2006
Publisher: CSIR
IPC CodeInt. Cl.8: A61K36/00, C12G3/00, C12G3/08, C12H1/00
Abstract: From time immemorial the people of Manipur use Yu for medicine, relaxant and offerings. It is a distilled product of the fermented local rice. The technology of the preparation of Yu is a traditional one and the product is a source of income generation to the poorer sections of people. The technology is amenable for upgradation in a scientific way. Yu is a strong solvent for many important active constituents of medicinal plants, whose actions play a potent role in the traditional medicine. The paper deals with the uses of 12 plant species belonging to 12 families, their mode of action and applications collected from traditional healers.
Page(s): 184-190
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Source:IJTK Vol.05(2) [April 2006]

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