Viola serpens – Banpsha (Click to enlarge)
|Description and uses
||It is an erect annual herb, flowers white or pale-violet. Capsule ellipsoid. The best season of flowering and fruiting is May-July. It is common in moist slopes, in Tirthan valley at an altitude of 2000-3600m. The Herb is diaphoretic and antipyretic; Flowers are used to treat cough, sore throat, kidney diseases, Liver disorders and infantile affection. Locally the decoction of herb is given in cough and cold.