Local name: Almset
Parts used: Young leaves
Uses: The young leaves crushed with salt are used in cholera, dysentery and stomach disorder.
Local name: Bommara
Parts used: Leaves and roots
Uses: The leaf extract is given during dysentery and is also applied on boils.
Local name: Gamari
Parts used: Bark, leaves, fruits and roots
Uses: The roots and bark are laxative, stomachic and galactagogue. The roots make one of the gradients of Dasamula (an ayurvedic preparation). The bark powder along with the bark powder of Rubia manjith and seeds of Satavari is given with milk to avoid abortion at an early stage of pregnancy. The leaves are demulcent and are rubbed on the forehead to get relief from headaches. It promotes digestion, improves memory, overcomes giddiness and is useful in fever, epilepsy and convulsions.
Local name: Manu-kata-phul
Parts used: Leaves
Uses: Aqueous extract of leaves has anticancer activity and aerial parts are diuretic.
Local name: Mitha alu
Parts used: Leaves. Tubers and aerial parts
Uses: The plant is used as an anti diabetic. It is also used during low fever and skin diseases. Tuber is used during nausea, asthma and constipation. The leaves are a good source of vitamin B and C.
Local name: Kaul
Parts used: Fruits, stems, leaves and roots
Uses: The soft portion of stem is eaten as vegetableand is good during anti acidity. The roots are anthelmintic and are useful in scabies and leprosy. The ashes of burnt leaves are good in stomach ache and hyperacidity. The fruit is used for small pox, diabetes, uraemia, nephrits-gont, hypertension and cardiac problems.