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Pogantherum crinitum is a perennial plant that can grow up to 0.30 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine..
E. Asia - China, Japan and India.
Rocky cliffs and road banks in lowland areas of central and southern Japan[
]. Open places in sandy soils at elevations of 500 - 1700 metres in Nepal[
The whole plant is depurative, diuretic and febrifuge[
]. A decoction is used in the treatment of urinary tract infections, fevers due to influenza, jaundice and oedema[