Linn.Vernonia patula Merrill.Synonym ► V. chinensis Less.Family ► Compositae; Asteraceae.Habitat ► The Aka hills of Arunachal Pradesh, as a weed.Action ► Leaves and roots— decoction used in colds and fevers. Young plants—used for the treatment of convulsions in children.Family ► Scrophulariaceae.Habitat ► Western Himalayas and Kashmir at 2,700-3,600 m.English ► Brooklime.Folk ► Titalokiyaa, Tezhak.Action ► Antiscorbutic, blood purifier, alterative, diuretic. Used for scurvy, scrofulous affections, swollen piles, lithiasis, skin diseases, burns, ulcers.The plant gave iridoid glycosides including aucubin; bitters and tannins. Aucubin has been reported to stimulate the uric acid secretion of the kidneys.
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