Hedera nepalansis K. Koch, Hort.
Araliaceae.
Local Name:
Harbambal.
Synonym:
Habit & Habitat:
A perennial climber with aerial roots up to 50m tall, found in sub-tropical and temperate zones.
Taxonomic Features:
Leaves simple, lanceolate-ovate, variously lobed, glabrous. Inflorescence a terminal umbel or small raceme with ferruginose scales. Flower actinomorphic, yellow. Fruit a berry, globose become yellow-red on maturity.
Flowering and Fruiting:
October-June.
Harvesting Time:
July- December.
Medicinal Value:
Toxic leaves are used as poultice to smooth rheumatism and sciatica. [5]
Part Used:
Leaf.
Occurrence:
Abundant.
Future Perspective:
Collection, Drying, Packing, Herbal Pharmacy, Allopathic Pharmacy.
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