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Felicia amelloides - Kasni

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Felicia daisy is a bushy, South African native valued for its bright masses of miniature blooms. Felicia daisy flowers consist of showy, sky blue petals and bright yellow centers. Butterflies are attracted to the vivid blue blooms.


Indigestion, Worm burdens, Constipation, Bowel function, Skin eruptions.

Parts Used

Dried folaige, Whole herb.

Chemical Composition

Coumarins, Cardiac Glycosides, Essential oils, Flavonoids, Phenolics, Saponins, and Steroids. However, Alkaloids, Anthraquinones, and terennins were not detected[1]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada Chikory
Hindi Kasni, Hinduba
Malayalam Chikkari
Telugu Kasini, Kasini vittulu
Marathi NA
Gujarathi NA
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
Sanskrit Kasni
English Kasni


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



Tikta (Bitter)


Laghu (Light), Ruksha (Dry)


Ushna (Hot)


Katu (Pungent)


Kapha, Pitta






Kind Shape Feature
Simple The leaves are dark green above and light green below



Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Unisexual 3 cm Bright yellow 5-20 Unlike many other members of the daisy family, the flowerheads of F. amelloides do not close at night


Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
7–10 mm (0.28–0.4 in.) long pome Each fruit is shed with its pappus which, acting like a tiny parachute, helps to disperse them The cypselas (fruits) are dark brown with tiny hairs {{{6}}}

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

Drought-resistant and wind-resistant this plant thrives in a poor, well-drained soil so long as there is full sun and no damp[3]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Tall grasslands, meadows, Borders of forests and fields.

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