Stephania glandulifera Miers.

Family : Menispermaceae

Local name : Gunraj (As.)

Climber perennating by corms; weight of corms varies upto 10kg, bitter, yellow inside; branches fistular, striate, glabrous; leaves herbaceous, membranous on both surfaces, broadly ovate or suborbicular, at the base round, petioled; flowers monoecious; drupes obovate, compressed.

Distribution : Occasionally seen under cultivation by local medicinemen.

Uses : Tuber used in asthma.


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A Database of Medicinal Plants of Assam