Family ► Liliaceae.
Habitat ► The eastern coast of India from West Bengal to Tamil Nadu in South.
English ► Indian Bowstring Hemp.
Ayurvedic ► Naagadamani, Takshaki. Used in West Bengal as a substitute for Muurvaa.
Action ► Rhizomes—mucilaginous, used for cough. Tender shoots— juice given to children for clearing phlegm from the throat. Whole plant—finds application in glandular enlargement and rheumatism.
Care must be taken that the herb does not accumulate in the system.
The plant must not be confused with Indian Hemp (Cannabis indica).
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