Scientific Name: Selinum wallichianum (DC.) Raizada & Saxena; [Synonym Selinum tenuifolium Wall. ex C.B. Clarke]
Family: Umbelliferae / Apiaceae
Introduction: Perennial herb about 1. 5 m high. Stem hollow. Leaves pinnate with much divided lobes. Flowers white, minute like of Coriander, densely clustered in compound umbels.
Availability: Distributed from 2500 to 4500 m throughout Nepal in open and rocky topography.
Harvesting Time: October to November.
Part used in Trade: Root
Description of traded part: Roots in fresh are light yellow with fine hairs. When dried, it turns into brown color, peeled hair like roots, inner part light yellow-white. It smells almost like that of black cumin.
Uses: Roots are used as medicines. It is beneficial in stomach ache, gastric and fever