(Lam.) Merill.Family ► Menispermaceae.Habitat ► Hill forests of Sikkim, Northern Bengal and Assam.Folk ► Baarak-kaant (Maharashtra), Goriaa-loti (Assam).Action ► Leaves—an infusion is used for asthma and high fever. Pounded leaves are applied in headache. The mucilage in water is used for arresting falling of hair.The bark contains a non-toxic principle. The root is reported to contain a narcotic alkaloid.
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