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Elephant’s Foot

The scientific name of Elephant's Foot: Elephantopus Scaber Linn. 

Name of Elephant's Foot in different languages:-

Sanskrit: Gojihva, Kharaparnini

Hindi: Gobhi

Malayalam: Anachuvadi-ആനച്ചുവടി

Useful plant parts: Whole plant

Plant description:-

Elephant foot or Elephantopus Scaber is an erect herb up to 80 cm height; leaves dark green spread on ground roundly resemble with the footprint of elephant, so it is named as Elephant foot, and sized to 5 to 38 cm long and 1 to 6 cm wide; flowers violet in color and size 7 to 9 mm long, fruit is about 4 mm long, it commonly occurs in grasslands, roadsides, along fields, below 1500 m altitude.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-lanceolate Margin-Irregular Venation-Pinnate
 longitudinal  Margin_Lobate  Venation-pinnate


Medicinal uses:

Anti-tumor, Traditional medicine, Fever Asthma, to make tonics.

Chemical content:


How to prepare medicines:

The whole plant ground to a paste and then applied the toxic wounds to neutralise poisonous elements.

Used as an ingredient in 


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