BOTANICAL NAME: Centipeda minima
Bhavaprakasha nighantu– Guduchyadi varga
ENGLISH NAME: Sneeze wort
HABITAT: Centipeda minima is an annual herb, found in wide range of habitats, including growing in wet places, marshy banks, sometimes found submerged in shallow water and rice fields. Also found all over waste grounds and roadsides, growing in terrestrial area and freshwater areas.
BOTANICAL DESCRIPTION: Leaves are sessile oblong-obovate to spatulate, glabrescent to moderately cottony, Inflorescence of sessile- sub sessile discoid, solitary heads of 0.25-0.5 cm diam. In volucre bracts are 2-seriate and ovate-spathulate. Female corollas 0.2-0.4 mm. Bisexual florets 8-14, often purplish. Achenes narrowly cuneate, 0.6-1 mm, tipped with persistent style, angles 4 or 5, with short, ascending bristles.
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MAJOR CHEMICAL CONSTITUENTS: Plant contains myrioginin, uinicacid, tricin
- Kasa – Ashoka seed, kshavaka, vayavidanga, rasanjana, padmakh, bidd namak are processed with ghrita or the churna of these dravya taken with ghrita
- Rhinitis– Nasya of kshavaka churna and saindhava with ghrita or with oil should be given on the maturity of vataja pratishyaya.
- Eye disorders- Infusion is effective for ophthalmia. This is also used as antiseptic
Kushtha skin diseases, krimi worm infestation , vaatrakta gout.
USEFUL PART: Seeds
- Agurwadi taila
- Pradhamana churna
- Twagadi taila