Botanical Name : PLUCHEA LANCEOLATA
Family Name : ASTERCEAE
Common Name : PLUCHEA, INDIAN CAMPHORWEED, INDIAN FLEABANE
Part Used : Whole plant
Habitat : Grows in upper gangetic plain and several other parts of India
Uses : The plant is used for the inflammations and bronchitis, psoriasis, cough and piles. It is also used as antipyretic, analgesic, laxative and nervine tonic. The decoction of plant is used to prevent the swellings of joint in arthritis, rheumatism and neurological diseases. The roots are alexiteric, antipyretic, bitter, laxative and thermogenic and are used for allaying the pain caused by the sting of scorpions.
The herb is also used for sciatica. It is highly effective for backaches, muscular sprains and joint pains. The plant extract is used as cooling agent in summers.
Parts Offered :Leaves