Synonyms: Conyza lacera Burm. f.
Family: Asteraceae - Aster family
Growth Habit: Herb
Bangla/Vernacular Name: Barakukshima, Kukurshinga, Barakosing, Barasaksang, Kuksung, Shealmotra, Shealmoti.
Tribal Name: Monimujja kher (Chakma), Fao Ma (Marma), Amai Sak (Tanchangya).
An erect, villous, foetid herb. Lower leaves petioled, often incised or lyrate, the upper subsessile elliptic oblong or obovate, finely silky pubescut. Heads 8 mm across, numerous in short axillary cymes and terminal spiciform panicles; flowers yellow.
Various parts of the plant yield an essential oil containing cineol, fenchone and Blumea camphor. Leaves also contain coniferyl alcohol derivatives, campesterol and flavones. Ethanolic extract of the aerial parts contain hentriacontane, hentriacontanol, a-amyrin, lupeol and its acetates and ß-sitosterol. Root and root bark contain triterpenes and sterols (Ghani, 2003; Asolkar et al., 1992).
A root extract of Urena lobata and leaf extract of Blumea lacera is mixed together with sugar and taken for the treatment of spermatorrhoea (Chakma).
Plants are cooked as vegetable (Chakma, Marma, Tanchangya).
Grow as a weed in fallow lands throughout Bangladesh.
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