Baliospermum Montanum is a strong under-shrub that is 0.9-1.8m in height with herbaceous branches from the roots. Leaves are sinuate-toothed with small upper ones and large lower ones and sometimes palmately 3-5 lobed. Flowers are arranged in axillary racemes with few female flowers below and more male flowers above. Fruits are capsules which is 8- 13mm long and obovoid. Seeds are ellipsoid smooth and mottled.
Their root is a medicinal part that is used in constipation, abdominal pain, general anasarca, piles, calculus, helminthic infections, scabies, dermic affections, suppurative ulcers, and diseases caused by the morbidity of Kapha and pitta.
The paste of this root is used to apply on swellings and painful piles. Their leaves are used to treat Asthma whereas seeds help in snake bites.
Baliospermum montanum is Called:
Tamil name – Niradimutta, Kattamaraku
Hindi name – Hakum, Danti, Hakun
Telugu name – Kanakapata, Ettadungida
Malayalam name – Katalavanakku, Dantika, Nagadanti
Gujarati name – Jamalgota, Dantimul
Bengali name – Danti, Hakun
Marathi name – Danti
- Seed paste is also used as the medicine for snake bites.
- It is performed as an analgesic for pain relief.
- These seeds are used to reduce edema and pain.
- Seeds are used to relieve constipation.
- The leaves are used for asthma treatment.