Botanical name : Chromolaena odorata King & Robinson.
Family : Asteraceae
Rasa : Kashaya, Tikta, Amla
Guna : Lakhu, Snigdha
Virya : Seeta
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Eupatorium
Malayalam : Venappacha, Assam pacha, Communist pacha
Distribution – Throughout India, growing in wastelands as a weed
An annual or biennial herb grows up to 3 meters in height. Leaves simple, opposite, ovate, or rhomboid, serrate, or dentate, long petioled and bright green colored. Flowers white, seen in terminal or axillary panicled heads. Seeds small and is crowned with silky hairs for wind dispersion.
Plant pacifies vitiated pitta, burns, hemorrhages, hemorrhoids, indigestion, skin diseases, traumatic injury, edema, fracture and infection.
Useful part : Whole plant.