LAUNAEA ASPLENIIFOLIA Hook. f.

Family: Asteraceae

Bengali/Vernacular Name: Tik-chana, Tik-dana.

Description of the Plant:
A biennial or perennial glabrous herb with a slender, vertical, very long rootstock. Leaves sessile or subsessile, 7.5-15 cm long, narrowly obovate, sinuate-lobed or pinnatifid. Flowering-stems 15-45 cm long, many from the root, almost naked, branches dichotomously divaricating. Heads 1.3 cm, terminal, paniculate.

Using Information:
The root of this plant in combination with other drugs is given as a lactagogue (Yusuf et al. 2009).

Distribution:
Throughout the country on sandy habitat.


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