GNAPHALIUM LUTEO–ALBUM L.

Family: Asteraceae

Bengali/vernacular name: Bara Kamra.

English name: Jersey Cudweed.

Description of the plant:
Annual herb, 15-45 cm long; stem simple or branched, softly woolly. Leaves sessile, 2.5-6.3 cm long, spathulate-oblong or linear oblong, woolly on both surfaces. Flowers in dense, leafless, corymbose clusters of yellow glistening heads.

Using information:
The leaves are used as an astringent and vulnerary. The tomentum is applied as counter irritant for gout (Yusuf et al. 2009).


GNAPHALIUM LUTEO–ALBUM
GNAPHALIUM LUTEO–ALBUM L.


Chemical constituents:
Leaves contain luteolin glucoside. Flowers contain luteolin, its glucosides, a chalcone glucoside, dehydro-p-asebotin and other flavonoids. The plant also contains resin, tannin, essential oil, bitter principles and phytosterin (Ghani, 2003).

Distribution:
All over Bangladesh in fallow lands.


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