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Helichrysum petiolare - Silver-bush

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Helichrysum petiolare, silver-bush everlastingflower

Helichrysum petiolare is a species of flowering plant in the family Asteraceae, native to South Africa and introduced to Portugal and the United States of America.

Uses

coughs, fever, wounds, pains, bronchitis, chest infections, cholesterol , diabetes, liver disease, obesity.

Parts Used

Leaves, Stems.

Chemical Composition

Preliminary phytochemical screening of methanol extracts of stems yielded carbohydrates, alkaloids, tannins, flavonoids, steroids, triterpenoids, with the absence of saponins and proteins[1]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada
Hindi
Malayalam Mashitandu chedi
Tamil
Telugu
Marathi NA
Gujarathi NA
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
Sanskrit Toyakandha
English Shiny Bush, Slate pencil plant


Properties

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

Dravya

Rasa

Guna

Veerya

Vipaka

Karma

Prabhava

Habit

Shrub

Identification

Leaf

Kind Shape Feature
Simple The aromatic leaves are arranged opposite one another and They are silvery grey and wooly-tomentose

[2]

Flower

Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Unisexual 2-4cm long Yellow 5 The flowers are many-petaled and yellow with creamy white bracts

Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
achenes 4-8 cm clearly grooved lengthwise The fruits are achenes many {{{6}}}

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation

Seeds, Cuttings.

How to plant/cultivate

If planning to grow Convolvulus outside from seed then they should be planted at a depth of 3 mm into a sunny part of the garden in the middle of spring[3]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Tall grasslands, meadows, Borders of forests and fields.

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