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Ageratum conyzoides - Vishamushti

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Vishamushti, Ageratum conyzoides

Vishamushti is a coarse annual plant with an erect stem and a strong, unpleasant smell. It can grow up to about 1 metre tall. It is a common weed of the tropical zone. It is also sometimes grown as an ornamental plant and is commonly used as a traditional medicine.


Wound healing, Anorexia, Dyspepsia, Renal calculi, Hemorrhoids.[1]

Parts Used

Whole plant

Chemical Composition

The leaf is reported to contain stigmasterol (59.9%) and beta-sitosterol (26.7%) as major component of sterol faction. The dried flowering plant contains the pyrrolizidine alkaloids, lycopsamine and echinatine.[2]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada Helukasa, Naayi thulasi
Hindi Bhakumbar, Visadodi
Malayalam Kattappa, Muriyan
Tamil Aappakkoti, Pumpillu
Telugu Pokabanthi
Marathi NA
Gujarathi NA
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
Sanskrit Visamustih
English Goat weed



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



Tikta (Bitter), Katu (Pungent)


Laghu (Light), Rooksha (Dry), Teekshna (Strong)


Ushna (Hot)



Vata, Kapha






Kind Shape Feature
Simple Opposite 5-7 x 3-5 cm, ovate, apex acute, crenate, base rounded; petiole 1-3 cm long.



Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Bisexual Terminal heads White-blue 5 Heads white, to 7 mm across, in terminal corymbose panicle; bracts 1-3-seriate, 3-4 mm long, elliptic, toothed at apex, 3-ribbed. Flowers all similar, bisexual. Flowering: July - December


Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
Achene 2 mm long Linear, 5-angled, hirsute along the angles; pappus 3-4 mm long, many, setaceous Many Fruiting: July - December

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

Season to grow

Soil type


Commonly seen growing in areas

Tropical area, Sub tropical area

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