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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