, Acanthospermum hispidum
Acanthospermum hispidum is an annual plant growing 20 - 80cm tall. It is an annual herb characterized by hairy stem, yellow-green florets, opposite leaves and fruits with hooked spines.The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild.
Jaundice, Malaria, Vomiting, Headache, Constipation, Snakebite, Epilepsy 
Stem, Leaves, Root.
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
||Leaves 2-4 x 1-2 cm, ovate, apex acute, entire.
||Color and composition
||Heads 4-5 mm long, axillary, sessile; receptacle paleate; bracts 1-seriate, 5 mm long. Outer row of flowers female, ligulate, yellow, 3-lobed at apex. Inner flowers bisexual; corolla 2 mm long, tubular, 5-toothed at apex, yellow.
||5 x 3 mm
||obovate, with two diverging long spines at apex, compressed; pappus absent.
List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
Commonly seen growing in areas
Dry areas, Waste lands, Agricultural land