Coscinium Fenestratum (Plamanjal)
- Coscinium fenestratum (Gaertn.) Colebr. (Menispermaceae) is a large woody liana that grows at elevations of 350-1200 m in moist deciduous to evergreen forests.
- It thrives in moist evergreen, semi-evergreen, deciduous, and dry deciduous forests.
- The stem and root of this species are very therapeutic and are sold in India as Maramanjal and in Europe as False Calumba or Tree Curcuma.
- The stem is bitter, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, febrifugal and tonic and helps with kapha and vata conditions, eye diseases, wounds, ulcers, diabetes, fever and general weakness.
- The plant is threatened with extinction in the wild due to destructive collection, over-exploitation and habitat destruction.
- It is classified as “endangered” in India, “vulnerable” in Vietnam, and “indeterminate” in Sri Lanka and Malaysia.
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