Common Name : Siali / Dari
Plant Parts Used : Tubers
A large perennial climber with very large tuberous rots, distributed nearly throughout India, except in very humid or very arid regions, and ascending up to 1,200 m. Stems woody, up to 12 cm. in diam, leaves trifoliolate; flowers blue or purplish blue, in racemes 15 - 30 cm. long; pods flat, 5 - 7cm. long; densely closed with long, silky, bristly brown hairs; seeds 3 - 6.
The tubers are large, 30 - 60 cm. long and 25 - 30 cm. broad, weighing up to 35 kg.
Actions and Uses of Pueraria Tuberosa :
The roots are said to be used in medicine as a demulcent and refrigent in fevers, as cataplasm for swelling of joints, and as lactagogue.