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Chinese Wedelia

Scientific name of Chinese Wedelia: Sphagneticola calendulacea (L.) Pruski

Sphagneticola calendulacea Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower family)

Names in different languages:-

English: Creeping daisy, creeping ox-eye, Solidago Chinensis

Sanskrit: Pitabhrngarajah , पीतभ्रंग-Pitabhrnga

Hindi: Bhanra, पीला भंगरा Pilabhangara

Malayalam: Widelia-വൈഡേലിയManjakkanjunni, Kuppamanjal

Tamil: Manjalkarilamkanni, Patalai kayyantakarai

Plant description:

It is a tender stemmed, fast growing, spreading herb, tomatoes, mostly found through Kerala in roadsides, wasteland area, wet areas etc. grow as a weed,  the branches usually grow up to 50 cm long. The leaves are oblong or oblong-lanceolate, up to 4.5 cm, and tapered at both ends. The margins toothed, and both surfaces covered with hairs. The apex stalked, about 1 cm in dia., flowers yellow 8 to 12 petalled. the stems are slender, pale brown. 

Useful plant parts:

The whole plant, leaves, seeds and flowers

Medicinal uses:

Used as a tonic, promoting hair growth,alternative, coughs, cephalalgia, skin problems, hemorrhage, menorrhagia, and alopecia.

Chemical contents:

Wedelolactone, n-hexane, and ethyl acetate

Medicinal Properties:

Anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, anti-septic, astringent

How to prepare medicines:

Decoction of the whole plant is used as a tonic, leaf can be used as a hair die

It is one of the ingredients in the Ayurveda medicines like:-

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