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Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Genus: centratherum
Botanical name: Conyza anthelmintica, Vernonia anthelmintica
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
Sanskrit: Atavi-jirakaha, Vanya jiraka, Somaraj
Hindi: Kali Jiri
English: Purple fleabane, Ironweed
Malayalam: Kattujerakam, Kattujirakam, kattujeerakam
MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Kattujerakam is large annual hern 60-100 cm tall. Stem is robust, erect, leafy with velvety branches. Alternately arranged leaves, 5-8 cm long, are obviate to lance shaped, with base narrowing into the stalk. Flower-heads are borne at the end of branches in 10-20 cm clusters. Flowers are tubular, 5-lobed. Seed pods are 4-6 cm long, 10 ribbed, oblong.
The medicinal plant Kattujerakam thread worm infections, skin diseases, promoting urination, stomachic and diuretic
Kattujerakam
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