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Emilia Sonchifolia DC.

Group: Dicot
Family: Asteraceae
Duration: Annual
Growth Habit: Herb

Bangla/Vernacular Name: Sadimodi, Mechitra, Sadusi.

Tribal Name: Bel Naw Nuh (Bawm); Fao Ma (Marma); Plowi Pang (Murang); Dandha Upon (Tanchangya).

Description of the Plant:

A glabrous slender herb, 30-40 cm high, erect or diffuse. Leaves very variable; the lower petioled, lyrate or obovate, toothed or entire; the cauline more or less amplexicaul and auricled, usually acute. Heads few, reaching 1.3 cm long, laxly corymbose; flowers purplish.

Chemical Constituents:

The plant contains a number of pyrrolizidine alkaloids. It also contains simiaral, ß-sitosterol, stigmasterol, palmitic acid and triacontanoic acid. Ethanolic extract of aerial parts contains triacontane, n-hexacosanol, ursolic acid and flavonoids including rutin (Ghani, 2003).

Emilia Sonchifolia DC.

Emilia Sonchifolia DC.

Mode of Uses:

  • Decoction of plant is taken in bowel complaints (Chakma).
  • Root extract is taken in diarrhoea (Murang).

Distribution:

Throughout Bangladesh in ponds, swamps and streams.

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