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.
Asthma, Coughs, Pulmonary diseases, Dyspepsia, Diarrhoea, Dysentery, Oedema, Urethral discharges, Venereal diseases, Skin diseases, Eczema.
Young leaves, Root..
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
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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
Occurs in grasslands, Wasteland, Roadsides, Along fields, Forest borders.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Karnataka Medicinal Plants Volume-3" by Dr.M. R. Gurudeva, Page No.153, Published by Divyachandra Prakashana, #6/7, Kaalika Soudha, Balepete cross, Bengaluru
- ↑ [Chemistry]
- ↑ [Morphology]
- ↑ Cultivation