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Cyanthillium cinereum - Sahadevi

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Sahadevi, Cyanthillium cinereum

Sahadevi is an erect, branching, annual plant. It grows upto 15 - 80cm tall. The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and medicine.

Uses

Wound healing, Renal calculi, Burning micturition, Insomnia, Skin diseases, Intestinal worms.[1]

Parts Used

Root

Chemical Composition

It contains Caryophyllene oxide (16.7 %) was the major compound followed by n-hexadecanoic acid (8.9 %) and phytol etc.[2]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada Dandothpala, Gaaya doppalu, Gaayathoppalu, Kaadu hoge soppu, Sahadevi
Hindi Daudotpala, Kalgira, Kaljiri, Sadodi, Sadori, Sahadevi
Malayalam Puvamkuruntal
Tamil Cakatevi, Cirilai, Citevi, Cenkalunir, Puvamkuruntal
Telugu Garita kammi, Garitikamma, Gharitikamini
Marathi NA
Gujarathi NA
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
Sanskrit Sahadevi, Ardhaprasadana, Dandotpala, Vishvadeva
English Ash-colour fleabane, Purple fleabane

.[3]

Properties

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

Dravya

Rasa

Tikta (Bitter)

Guna

Laghu (Light), Rooksha (Dry)

Veerya

Ushna (Hot)

Vipaka

Katu (Pungent)

Karma

Kapha, Vata

Prabhava

Habit

Herb

Identification

Leaf

Kind Shape Feature
Simple Alternate Leaves variable, 2-8 x 1-3 cm, ovate, acute at both ends, thinly hairy below.

[4]

Flower

Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Bisexual Terminal corymbose heads Pink Peduncled; outer bracts minute, inner oblong, acute, cuspidate, hairy. Flowers 5-10, similar; corolla 3 mm long, glabrous, bluish-purple.

Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
Achene 1.5 mm long Hairy, outer pappus 1 mm long, setaceous, inner 3 mm long. {{{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

Season to grow

Soil type

Propagation

Commonly seen growing in areas

Tropical areaSub tropical area

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References

  1. Uses
  2. Chemical constituents
  3. Vernacular names
  4. FLOWERING PLANTS OF KERALA VER.2 by N. Sasidharan

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