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Disporopsis longifolia is a perennial plant that can grow up to 1.00 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine..
E. Asia - southwestern China, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam.
Forests, forest margins and thickets at elevations of 100 - 1800 metres in Guangxi and Yunnan Provinces[
]..Wet places in mountainous regions in Vietnam[
We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy outdoors in Britain, though judging by its native range it could be hardy at least in the milder areas of the country[
The rhizome is anodyne, tonic[
]. It is used in Vietnam in the treatment of general debility, fatigue, anorexia, lumbago, arthralgia and dry throat[
]. The rhizome is harvested in the late summer when the fruit forms, soaked in molasses, steamed and then dried for later use[