Eriophyton wallichianum Benth.
Eriophyton wallichianum Hook.f.
Common Name: Mian Shen
Eriophyton wallichii is an erect, herbaceous perennial plant that produces a tuft of unbranched stems 10 - 20cm tall from a thick rootstock[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.
E. Asia - Himalayas in Tibet, Nepal, India and southern China.
Alpine, stony alluvial fans; at elevations from 2,700 - 4,700 metres[
The entire plant is used in Tibetan medicine, where it is said to have a sweet taste and a cooling potency. It is antiinflammatory, antiseptic and febrifuge, dries up pus and joins cut nerves and 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[
The roots are used as a tonic[