Photo Credit: Rabindra Nath Shukla, Advisor, Jadibuti Association of Nepal (JABAN)
Vernacular NameBajra danti
English NameSilver leaf
DistributionHimalaya (Uttar Pradesh to Sikkim)
Description: Dwarf densely tufted or mat-forming perennial herb, rootstock stout, often branched at apex, covered with old leaf-bases. Leaves pinnate with numerous narrowly lobed leaflets; very variable, 2.5-5 cm, oblong, with densely grouped leaflets spreading forwards and upward, silky beneath. Flowers usually solitary, yellow, 1-1.3 cm across; flowering stems 2-3 cm, leafless; petals rounded to obovate, much longer than the woolly-haired calyx.
Use: Root powder strengthens gums, and relieves toothache.
Reference: Personal communication, A Compendium of Medicinal Plants in Nepal by Sushim Ranjan Baral and Puran Prasad Kurmi 2006,