Chobchini or China root scientifically known as Smilax china has been used for ages in numerous tribal and folk medicine for a large number of health issues. Chobchini is hailed as a wonder medicine in Ayurveda and Unani too. The plant is native to China, Korea, Taiwan, Japan (including Ryukyu and Bonin Islands), Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, and Assam. Root or rhizome of Smilax is used in herbal formulations in several parts of the world. China cultivates this drug in large amount and for most of the countries it is exported from there. Hence it is usually recognized as China Root. It is a plant species in the genus Smilax and Smilacaceae (Catbrier family). Some of the popular common names of the plants are China root, Chinese smilax and Bamboo Briar Root


Chobchini has many useful benefits some of the benefits are: 

  • Insomnia
  • Blood impurities
  • migraine 
  • Chronic Headache
  • Chorea 
  • Polyuria
  • Piles
  • Bleeding Piles
  • Epilepsy
  • Syphilis
  • llprosy 
  • Gout  

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