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Scientific name of Eupatorium: Chromolaena odorata King

Name of  Eupatorium  in different languages:-

English:  Common floss flower, Christmas Bush

Sanskrit: Ropani, Seekhrasarpi

Hindi: bagh dhoka, tivra gandha

Malayalam: Communist pacha, Venappacha, Assam pacha

Plant description:

communistpachaEupatorium is a perennial  shrub, erect, commonly growing as a weed in the wasteland, semi-forest areas, open areas, belongs to sunflower family, grow up to 1- 1.5 meters tall, leaves are triangle shaped, tapered at apex, serrated margin, flowers are small bluish white, no petals, grow in axillary cymes. Stems are green, about 10 mm diameter, hollow inside.



Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Heart shaped Margin-Serrated Venation-Cross venulated
 heartshaped  Margin_Serrated--Forward-teething  Venation-Cross-venulate


Useful plant parts:

Whole plant,  leaves

Medicinal uses:

To treat burns, skin diseases and as a wounds healer, bladder stone

Chemical contents: 

Carcinogenic pyrrolizidine alkaloids

How to prepare medicines:

Crushed leaf juice can apply on the fresh wound to cure easily, young leaves ground well to apply to reduce pain of Chikunguneya.



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