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Smilax perfoliata

Photo Credit: Dinesh Valke, https://www.flickr.com/photos/dinesh_valke/3912467732/

 

Vernacular NameKukur daaino


Distribution
Himalaya (Nepal toAssam), India, N Myanmar, Indo-China, S China


Parts used
Root

 

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,