This is a well known medicinal plant used by the natives of Sarawak. A small climbing pitcher plant that seems happy in both open areas and secondary jungle. Leaves are oblongish, the leaf stalks are grooved and winged, the margins are hairy. Its young shoots are covered in reddish hairs.
The Ibans use a decoction of the stem, root and leaves which is drunk to treat blood in stool. Tea is made out of the leaves to treat painful urination. Paste of the young shoots are used to treat snakebites. Juice from the stem is taken for food poisoning and water from the young pitchers (with lids still closed) is given to children to treat cough. In the Bidayuh people the sap from the stem is consumed to treat hangovers.