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White Weed

Scientific name of White Weed: Agaratum Houstonium 

Name of White Weed in different languages:-

English: Chickweed, Goatweed

Malayalam: വേനപ്പച്ച-Venappacha, നായ്ത്തുളസി, നീലപ്പീലി.

Plant description:

Chickweed or Goat weed is a fast-growing, which grows to up to a height of over 2 ft, cool-season annual herb often grown in full sun to partial shade in fertile land, moist but well-drained soil. The plant grows to 0.3–1 m high, with oval or about triangular shaped leaves 2–7 cm long; flowers are white sometimes it seen in pink or purple in colour. In folk medicine, leaf juice is used as a wound healer.

Useful plant parts:

Whole plant.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Cordate Margin-Entire Venation-Cross venulated
 Cordate-heartshaped  Margin_Entire  Venation-Cross-venulate

Medicinal uses:

To cure wounds, Kidney stone.

Chemical content:

pyrrolizidine alkaloids

How to prepare medicines:

To cure wounds - leaf juice applied on fresh cuts or wounds,  Ingredient in Vathathaila

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