Kumarika, an Indian Medicinal plant, is a prickly climbing plant having quadrangular branches.
It is found in the hilly areas throughout tropical India from the Himalayas to the state of Kerala at an altitude of about 2500 meters.Kumarika is a valued medicinal plant in India.
A decoction of the bulbous roots of this medicinal plant is used to promote the healing of sores, swellings, and abscesses. In some regions of India the roots of Kumarika are taken internally in order to treat skin diseases, and as a substitute for sarsaparilla for venereal diseases.In Ayurveda, the roots are used in the treatment of diseases of the nervous system and urinary disorders. Among the Santhalis, it is applied to get relief from rheumatism and pains in the lower extremities. In Bastar in the state of Madhya Pradesh in India, the roots of this medicinal plant are used in the treatment of spermatorrhoea, to promote fertility and as a refrigerant.