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Eclipta prostrata - Bhrngaraja

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Bhrngraja

Eclipta prostrata commonly known as false daisy, yerba de tago, and bhrngraja, is a species of plant in the sunflower family. It is widespread across much of the world. It is widely distributed throughout India, Nepal.

Uses

Loss of appetite, Asthma, Productive cough, Hyperlipidemia, Mild Hypertension, Intestinal worm, Jaundice, Piles, Abdominal pain.

Parts Used

Young shoots, Leaves.

Chemical Composition

Wedelolactone, Luteolin, Apigenin, Triterpenoids – Eclalbatin, alpha-amyrin, oleanolic acid, ursolic acid, Flavonoids – apigenin and luteolin, Wedelolactone,Echinocystic acid glycosides, β-Sitosterol, Daucosterol [1]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada Ajagara
Hindi Bhrngaraj, Kesharaj
Malayalam Kannunni
Tamil Karisilanganni, Kavanthakara
Telugu Galagara
Marathi NA
Gujarathi NA
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
Sanskrit Bhrngaraja
English False Daisy, Trailing eclipta


Properties

Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.

Dravya

Rasa

Tikta (Bitter), Katu (Pungent)

Guna

Laghu (Light), Ruksha (Dry)

Veerya

Ushna (Hot)

Vipaka

Katu (Pungent)

Karma

Prabhava

Habit

Annual plant

Identification

Leaf

Kind Shape Feature
Simple Lanceolate Leaf Apex is Acute, Leaf Base is Cuneate and Leaf Margin is Serrate-dentate.
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Flower

Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
bisexual 2.5 cm long white 5-20 In axillary or terminal 1-3 capitula; white. Flowering from December-May

Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
oblong achene An oblong achene, 3-quetrous, hairy above. Fruiting January onwards {{{6}}}

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation

Seeds.

How to plant/cultivate

Requires a damp to wet soil and a position in some shade[3]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Poorly drained area, Wet areas.

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