खरपर्णिनी - Elephantopus scaber


Name - गॊजिह्वा

Botanical name - Elephantopus scaber

Description - Scapigerous non-aromatic herbs. Leaves radical, serrate-dentate, hairy. Flowers purple, in homogamous compound heads

Chemical Constituents- Plant contains sesquiterpene lactone isodeoxyelephantopin, epifriedelinol, lupeol, stigmasterol and a mixture of triacontan-1-o1 and ditriacontan-1-o1

Use - Mucilaginous decoction of roots and leaves used as an emollient in dysuria, diarrhoea, dysentery, swelling and stomachache. Roots useful to arrest vomiting, powdered with pepper and applied in toothache. Leaves applied in eczema and ulcers . The root is useful in dysuria and painful swelling of stomach. Leaves boiled

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