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Vernonia cinerea

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Botanical Name: Vernonia cinerea
Sanskrit Name:
Sahadevi
English Name:
Purple Fleabane
Family:
Asteraceae

Description of Vernonia cinerea:
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.

Principal Constituents:
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 were isolated

 

Toxicology
No adverse effect was reported on usage of this plant as a drug.

Medicinal Uses:
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.

Herbal Extract packing:

  •  25 Kg. HDPE Drum.

 

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