Aerva javanica (Burm. f.) Juss. ex Schult.
Synonym A. persica (Burm.f.) Merill
A. tomentosa Frosk.
Family Amaranthaceae.
Habitat Punjab, Central and Peninsular India.
English Javanese Wool Plant. Siddha/Tamil Perumpoolai.
Folk Dholphuli, Khul. Paashaanabheda (southern India).
Action Anti-inflammatory, diuretic, anticalculus, insecticidal. Wooly seeds are used against rheumatism.
The plant extract contains ascorbic acid, kaempferol, beta-amyrin and beta-sitosterol. The leaves also contain sitosterol and its glucoside.

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