Paris polyphylla Smith. Rhizome Distribution Area It is found throughout Nepal from 1800 to 3000 m, and also in temperate Himalayas at altitudes of 1,500-3,000m. from Simla to Bhutan, and in Lushai and Aka hills. Common Uses .The Rhizome possesses antihelmintic properties. The plants of P. polyphylla var. chinensis and var. yunnanensis are credited with sedative and analgesic properties and form one of the constituents of the Chinese medicine `Chonglou'. The rhizome possesses anthelmintic properties; its powder taken with hot water is used as a tonic.