Description: Tree, with 3 mm wide bark, externally rough, yellowish grey, internally smooth. Leaves simple, entire, cordate, 5-10 cm long, 2-lobed, about 1/3 of their length. Flowers small, pubescent corymbs, light red-purple, upper one darker and often tinged with cream and red corolla.
Use: Roots are light, cool, astringent, anthelmintic, acrid and styptic. They cure ulcer, swelling, leprosy, cough, menstrual disorder, glandular diseases and prolapsed of rectum; also useful in worms, dysentery, piles and diarrhoea. Root is carminative, used in dyspepsia. ulcers and in scrofula. Bud decoction is given in cough, piles, haematuria and menorrhagia. Flowers are laxative.
Application: Decoction, gum
Reference: AVS (Vol I) 1994; DPR 3, 1997; Joshi 2000; Joshi and Joshi 200; A Compendium of Medicinal Plants in Nepal by Sushim Ranjan Baral and Puran Prasad Kurmi 2006,