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lilac tassel flower 

Scientific name of lilac tassel flower: Emelia sonchifolia

Name of lilac tassel flower  in different languages:

English: Cupid's shaving brush

Sanskrit: Sahasruthy, Agookarni, Dravanthi, Sambari.

Hindi: Kirangari, Hiranguri

Tamil: Chuvar mullanki

Malayalam: Muyalcheviyan മുയൽച്ചെവിയൻ.

Plant description:-

It is an annual herb, grow as a weed in tropical flowering herb, with weak stem, erect and branched, grows up to the height of 60 cm. The leaves are thistle-like, irregularly toothed, ovate, triangular-ovate, 4 to 16 cm long and 1 to 8 cm broad. Flowers are pink, found in branch end in clusters in a long stalk and urn-shaped.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Pinnatisect Margin-Entire Venation-reticulated
 pinnatisect-Deep-opposit-lobing  Margin_Entire  Recticulate


Useful plant parts:

whole plant, leaves

Medicinal uses:

One of Dasapushpa, to treat tonsillitis and all type of throat problems, earache, fever eye related diseases, bleeding hemorrhoids and dysentery.

Chemical content:

pyrrolizidine alkaloids

How to prepare medicines

According to Pattern Therapy, the leaf of lilac tassel flower is very similar to the tongue,  so it is useful in the treatments of ENT related problems

Press for the leaf  for juice and mix with garlic and common salt, can apply on head to treat tonsillitis

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