Sanskrit Name: Sahadevi
English Name: Purple Fleabane
The stem is slender,
grooved and ribbed. The leaves are variable in shape, broadly elliptic
or lanceolate, membranous or rather coriaceous. The flowers are pinkish
and purple, in minute heads in rounded or flat-topped corymbs. The
achenes are oblong, terete, & slightly narrowed at the base.
Triterpenes are the
major constituent of the herb. 24-hydroxytaraxer-14-ene was identified
and the structure was elucidated. b-amyrin acetate, b-amyrin
benzoate, lupeol and its acetate, b-sitosterol, sigmasterol and a-spinasterol
No adverse effect was
reported on usage of this plant as a drug.
The juice of
the plant is given to children with urinary incontinence. The leaves are
eaten as a potherb. A decoction of it is also given in diarrhea,
stomachache and for cough and colic.
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