Saussurea heteromalla

Synonym ► S. candicans C. B. Clarke. Carduus heteromallus D. Don.

Family ► Compositae, Asteraceae.

Action ► Leaves—antiseptic; applied to wounds. Seeds— carminative. The plant exhibits CNS depressant and hypothermic properties.

Saussurea hieracioides Hook. f (Sikkim Himalayas at 3,600-4,200 m) gave a sesquilignan, saussol; scopoletin, luteolin-7-O-beta-D-glucoside and sy-ringin were isolated from the aerial parts.

Family ► Compositae; Asteraceae.

Habitat ► Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Garhwal at 25003,000 m; cultivated in Kashmir and neighbouring regions.

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