Polygonum plebeium RBr

Family ► Polygonaceae.

Habitat ► The Himalayas from Kashmir to Sikkim at 3,3004,800 m.

English ► Viviparous Bistort.

Action ► Rootstock—astringent, antidiarrhoeal, antileucorrhoeic, antiseptic, antiperiodic. Used in haemoptysis; also for gleet. A decoction is used as a gargle for sore throat and spungy gums, as a lotion for ulcers.

Family ► Polygonaceae.

English ► Throughout warmer parts of India in moist areas, ascending to 2,100 m in the Himalayas.

Ayurvedic ► Sarpaakshi (a confusing synonym).

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