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Elephantopus scaber is an erect, perennial herb growing up to 80 cm tall. A popular medicinal herb in Africa, where it is often gathered from the wild. The leaves are also sometimes eaten locally.
- 1 Uses
- 2 Parts Used
- 3 Chemical Composition
- 4 Common names
- 5 Properties
- 6 Habit
- 7 Identification
- 8 List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
- 9 Where to get the saplings
- 10 Mode of Propagation
- 11 How to plant/cultivate
- 12 Commonly seen growing in areas
- 13 Photo Gallery
- 14 References
- 15 External Links
Elephantopus scaber contains the following compounds Deoxyelephantopin (DET) and Isodeoxyelephantopin (isoDET) can be isolated from the ethyl acetate fraction of ES leaves (10). Several compounds that have also been isolated from ES, such as deoxyelephantopin, 11,13, dihydrodeoxy- GSC Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
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|Flowering from September to November|
|Fruiting from September to November|
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
- "Karnataka Medicinal Plants Volume-3" by Dr.M. R. Gurudeva, Page No.153, Published by Divyachandra Prakashana, #6/7, Kaalika Soudha, Balepete cross, Bengaluru
- Journal paper published by GSC Biological and Pharmaceutical sciences Utilization of Elephantopus scaber as traditional medicine and its bioactivity