South-Indian Uvaria is a large woody stellately pubescent straggling shrub with dark bluish green leaves. Root and leaves-used in intermittent fevers, biliousness, jaundice; also in rheumatic affections; bruised in salt water, used in skin diseases. A decoction of the root bark is given to women to control fits at the time of delivery.
South-Indian Uvaria is found in Western ghats from Maharashtra southwards up to an altitude of 1,200 m
Crushed leaves smell like cinnamon