Doodia crinita (L.) Roxb.
Hedysarum comosum Vahl
Hedysarum crinitum L.
Uraria comosa (Vahl) DC.
Uraria macrostachya (Wall.) Schindl.
Uraria crinita is an erect perennial plants with stems up to 2 metres tall that become woody at least at the base[
The plant is often gathered from the wild and used locally as a medicinal herb. It is also grown as a green manure and is sometimes grown in gardens as an ornamental[
E. Asia - southern China, India, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines, northern Australia.
Dry grassland, open forest, waste places, roadsides, sandy areas and occasionally in deciduous forest, but not in waterlogged locations, at elevations up to 1,500 metres[
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|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Ornamental, Wild
Requires a well-drained soil[
This species is often used in traditional medicine, with different plant parts being used to cure a range of conditions including dysentery and diarrhoea; enlarged spleen and liver; tumours[
]. It is also applied against pustules and fistulae[
The whole plant is used medicinally for stopping bleeding, reducing fever, and relieving coughs[
]. It is effective in driving out intestinal worms and other parasites and is sometimes used as a carminative for children[
A decoction of the roots is used in the treatment of diarrhoea[
The crushed leaves are applied externally to rid the hair of lice[
The plant is used as a green manure and cover crop[
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