Introduction: Annual herb up to 70 cm tall. Lower leaves long petioled, orbiculate, five to nine lobed, dentate, upper leaves few, short petioled, deeply three or more lobed, lobes entire or pinnatifid. Flowers small blue or violet, with an awl-shaped spur, few in lax racemes.
Availability: Highly distributed from 2700 to 4200 m in open pasturelands of Eastern and Central Nepal.
Harvesting Time: October to November
Description of traded part: Roots are acerbic, bitter and sf]Sofpg]. Roots are rough yellow brown in color.
Uses: Roots are used as medicine for heat production, digestive and gastric. Roots of seedlings are used as medicine for acidity, fever, ulcer and cough. It is also used as anti-poisonous medicine.