Podophyllum hexandrum - Vankakri (click to enlarge)

Podophyllum hexandrum – Vankakri (click to enlarge)

 

Local name Galakada, Vankakri
Botanical name Podophyllum hexandrum
Family Berberidaceae
Description and uses It is a perennial herb, 15-40 cm tall. Flowers white to pink. Fruit oblong, pulpy, many seeded. The best season for flowering and fruiting is July- September and it is frequent on moist slopes, of all valleys of GHNP at an altitude of 2400-4000 m.The fruit is used as remedy for cough. The root is used as a purgative.