English :Straw berry
Group :Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Species :indica Linn.
Habit :Straggling slender herb
Parts Used :Whole plant
Mode of Preparation :Whole plant is boiled for extract.
Mode of use :Decoction
Ingredients :Leaves contain flavonoids, tannin and a volatile oil. Fruit contains a volatile oil with methyl salicylate and borneol.
Ailment Treated:Whole plant parts boiled in water with other plant constituents and sugar candy and the soup is taken in large quantity against stone formation in the urinary tract and in kidney. Fruit is tonic and diuretic.
Source:Wild and very common in shady places in the valley.