Echinops echinatus Roxb

Family ► Compositae; Asteraceae.

Habitat ► Throughout India.

English ► Globe-Thistle, Camel's Thistle.

Ayurvedic ► Utkantaka, Uttundaka, Brahmadandi.

Action ► Alterative, diuretic, nerve tonic (used in hoarse cough, dyspepsia, scrofula, hysteria.)

Aerial parts of the plant contain alkaloids, echinopsine, echinopsidine and echinozolinone. Taraxasterol acetate, isolated from the plant, is a potent anti-inflammatory constituent; the ethanolic extract of the whole plant is more effective when administered parenterally than orally. Api-genin and its derivatives, echinacin and echinaticin show antifungal activity.

Eclipta alba (Linn.) Hassk

Synonym ► E. prostrata Roxb.

Family ► Compositae; Asteraceae.

Habitat ► Throughout India, up to 2,000 m on the hills.

English ► Trailing Eclipta Plant.

Ayurvedic ► Bhringaraaja, Bhringa, Bhringaja, Bhrngaaraka, Bhrngaara, Maarkava, Kesharaaja, Keshranjana.

Ehretia laevis Roxb. var. aspera (Willd.) C.B. Clarke.

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  • helen
    Which part of echinops echinatus used medicinally?
    8 years ago

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