Jurinea macrocephala Benth

Synonym ► J. dolomiacea Boiss.

Family ► Compositae; Asteraceae.

Habitat ► The Himalayas from Kashmir to Kumaon.

Ayurvedic ► Jaatukanda, Gugguluka.

Action ► Roots—used as incense. Stimulant, given in colic, also in fever after child birth. Bruised roots are applied to eruptions.

The alcoholic extract of the root inhibits about 50% growth of NK65 strain of Plasmodium berghei at a dose of 2 g/kg per day in 4 days.

Synonym ► J. linifolia Vahl. J. fissendocarpa Haines.

Family ► Onagraceae.

Habitat ► Watery and swampy places in Bihar and Orissa and in some parts of South India.

Action ► See J. suffruticosa.

An infusion of the root is given in syphilis. The plant is employed in poultice for pimples.

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