English :Cobra plant
Group :Angiosperm (Monocotyledon)
Species :tortuosum Schott.
Habit :Delicate tall herb
Parts Used :Rhizome
Mode of Preparation :Rhizome crushed for decoction
Mode of use :Decoction
Ingredients :Chemical constituents are reported – Arisaimenone, asparagine, threonine, gitogenin, stachydrine and aspartic acid.
Ailment Treated:Decoction of rhizome is used as antidote to snake-bite, kill worms which infest cattle.
Source:Valley and hills, wild, common during rainy season, short lived, frequently under bamboo bushes.