Wedelia calendulacea Less.
Solidago chinensis Osbeck
Family: Asteraceae - Aster family
Growth Habit: Herb
Bangla/Vernacular Name: Bhimraj, Bhimra, Mahabhringaraj, Kasarj, Bhringaraj
Tribal Name: Bhimraj (Tanchangya), Paihoo (Chakma)
Herbs, procumbent or ascending, rooting at the lower nodes. Leaves spathulate-oblanceolate, acute, trinerved, entire or feebly serrate. Heads yellow, solitary or terminal peduncles
The plant contains alkaloids, saponins, tannin, flavonoids, a lactone, wedelolactone and nor-wedilic acid. Expressed juice of herb contains an oil-soluble black dye, waxy compounds, phytosterols, carotene and resin. The plant also contains inorganic salts, siliceous materials, pectin and mucin (Ghani, 2003).
A decoction of the herb is deobstruent; used in uterine haemorrhage and menorrhagia Pills prepared from a paste of the leaves are taken twice or thrice daily for the treatment of dysentery (Tanchangya).
The plant is used for rheumatic fever and headache (Tripura).
Chittagong, Dhakam Mymensingh, Patuakhali, Tangail and Nijum Deep.
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