Pedicularis longiflora tubiformis
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Pedicularis longiflora tubiformis is an annual plant that can grow up to 0.15 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine..
E. Asia - Himalayas from Pakistan to China.
Alpine meadows, springs, seeps, along streams at elevations of 2700 - 5300 metres in western China[
The entire plant is used in Tibetan medicine, it is said to have a bitter and astringent taste with a cooling potency[
]. Diuretic and febrifuge, it also removes any excess accumulation of body fluids[
]. It is used in the treatment of inflammation of the liver or gall bladder, seminal/vaginal discharges, oedema and disorders associated with alcoholism[
]. A decoction of the plant is used as a wash for diseased skin[