Hindi: Pakhanbed, Dakachru
Latin: Saxifraga ligulata Wall.
Part Used: Rhizome
Habitat: Found in temperate the areas of the Himalayas, from Bhutan to Kashmir and the Khassia Mountains.
Energetics: Astringent, sweet-cold-sweet PK-V+ Tissues: Plasma, fat, female reproductive Systems: Female reproductive, urinary
Action: Astringent, demulcent, diuretic, lithotrip- tic
Uses: Best herb for dissolving uric acid, urinary stones/gravel (especially phosphate; also oxalate); cough, diarrhea, safer (less irritating) diuretic, fe- vers, vaginal diseases, Váyu tumors, pulmonary teething irritation, scurvy, tumors, enlarged pros- tate. External —paste for boils.
Preparation: Decoction, powder, paste