The Temperate Database is in the process of being updated, with new records being added and old ones being checked and brought up to date where necessary. This record has not yet been checked and updated.
Hackelia uncinatum is a perennial plant that can grow up to 0.70 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine..
E. Asia - Himalayas from Pakistan to China.
Wet slopes, forest understory, between grasslands at elevatins of 2700 - 4500 metres in the Himalayas[
The flowers are used in Tibetan medicine, they are said to have a sweet and bitter taste with a neutral potency[
]. Antitussive and expectorant, it heals wounds and destroys tumours[
]. It is used in the treatment of coughs, tumours in the womb, sores, wounds and swelling of the body[