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Common Name: Mian Shen
Eriophyton wallichii is a perennial plant that can grow up to 0.20 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine..
E. Asia - Himalayas in Tibet, Nepal, India and W. China.
Alpine, stony alluvial fans at elevations of 2700 - 4700 metres[
The entire plant is used in Tibetan medicine, it is said to have a sweet taste and a cooling potency[
]. Anti-inflammatory and febrifuge, it dries up pus and joins cut nerves/vessels[
]. It is used in the treatment of inflammation of the lungs, pus in the lungs, inflammations of wounds/sores and cut nerves/blood vessels[