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Blumea balsamifera - Kukundara

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Kukundara, Blumea balsamifera

Kukundara is a flowering plant belonging to the Blumea genus, Asteraceae family. Kukundara is also known as Blumea balsamifera, sambong, kakoranda, bhamaruda, etc.


Wounds, Fever, Rheumatism, Headache, Cold, Blotches, Cough, Diarrhea, Stomach spasms

Parts Used

Leaves, Flowers.

Chemical Composition

Ngai Camphor oil consists almost entirely of l-borneol. It is redistilled to obtain the refined camphor for use in medicine. The dried leaves contain sesquiterpene lactones. [1]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada Kukuraadra
Hindi Kakoranda, Kukronda
Malayalam Bangachappa, Sombong
Tamil Cuvarru mullanki, Kattu mullani
Marathi NA
Gujarathi NA
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
Sanskrit Kukkuradru, Kukundara, Tamracuda
English Ngai camphor


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



Tikta (Bitter), Katu (Pungent)


Laghu (Light), Ruksha (Dry)


Ushna (Hot)


Katu (Pungent)


Kapha, Vata



Evergreen shrub



Kind Shape Feature
Simple Oblong 15-18 × 3.5-5 cm, abaxially densely silky-lanate, adaxially rugose and pilose with blunt multicellular hairs



Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Unisexual 2-4cm long Yellow 5 Veins 10-12 pairs. Capitula 6-7 mm, in spreading pyramidal panicles, pedunculate


Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
Oblong 4-6 mm Clearly grooved lengthwise, Lowest hooked hairs aligned towards crown Central florets yellow Many {{{6}}}

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation


How to plant/cultivate

A plant of the tropics and subtropics, it can be found at elevations from sea level to 2,200 metres[3]

Season to grow


Required Ecosystem/Climate


Kind of soil needed

Commonly seen growing in areas

Dry fields, Grasslands, Mountain slopes, Thickets, Roadsides.

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  1. Chemical Constituents
  2. Plant description
  3. Cultivation Details
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