Glossocardia bosvallia DC

Synonym ► G. linearifolia Cass.

Family ► Compositae; Asteraceae.

Habitat ► Plains of Northern and Western India and Deccan Peninsula.

Ayurvedic ► Parpata (substitute). (Fumariaparvifolora Linn., Hedyotis corymbosa (L.) Lam synonym Oldenlandia corymbosa Linn., Mollugo cerviana (L.) Ser., Justicia procumbens Linn., Polycarpea corymbosa Lam are also used as Parpata for fevers.)

Siddha ► Parapalanamu.

Action ► Used as emmenagogue.

The essential oil from the plant is antimicrobial, that from flowers an-thelmintic.

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