Distribution Himalaya (Nepal toAssam), India, N Myanmar, Indo-China, S China
Description: Stout prickly climbing shrub with stems up to 2.5 cm diameter. Leaves narrowly elliptic, ovate-oblong or more rarely broadly elliptic, attaining 20*15 cm. Umbels in axillary and terminal panicles 7.5-15 cm long, usually whorled 3-nate.
Use: Root ground with old molasses or with coagulated cow's milk is mixed with water and drunk as a remedy against blood-mixed stools.
Reference: Kirtikar and Basu (Vol IV) 1980; A Compendium of Medicinal Plants in Nepal by Sushim Ranjan Baral and Puran Prasad Kurmi 2006,