Uses: The seeds are alterative, anthelmintic and carminative[240, 243]. They are used in the treatment of bilious disorders. The stems are used in the treatment of bilious disorders. The whole plant is purgative[240, 243]. It is used internally in treating protracted fevers and externally in the treatment of body pains and itchy skin[240, 243, 272]. The plant is employed in Ayurvedic medicine to treat difficulty in urinating, jaundice, muscle pain and coughs. The juice of the plant, mixed with the juice of Saccharum officinarum, is used in the treatment of jaundice. The analysis of the plant differs according to the host it is growing on. The report does not say if this makes a difference to its medicinal properties[K]. (Taken directly from Plants For A Future)
Culture: Parasite - grow on Coleus, Impatiens etc. Surface sow near base of host plant.
This accession has been observed in bloom on:
Accession # 199800133
Source: Tim Devine - CSU Chico
Accession Date: 09-17-1998
Bench: 6604 - BPB:6600:Bench 4
Qty: 4 confirmed on 10-19-2016
Potentially Invasive Plant - Plants are not to leave Greenhouse!