English :Indian turnsole
Hindi :Hatta – sura
Manipuri :Sabal sadu / Lei-henbi
Group :Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Species :indicum Linn.
Habit :Hispid profuse herb
Parts Used :Whole plant
Mode of Preparation :Leaf crushed for decoction.
Mode of use :Decoction, Local Application.
Ingredients :Plant contains tannin and alkaloids. Petrolium ether extract exhibited antifertility activity in funate rats, where as aqueous extract did not show any postcoital antifertility effect. Petrolium extract afforded n-hexacosanol and a mixture of sitosterol, stigmasterol, campesterol and heleurine by x-ray analysis.
Ailment Treated:Leaf decoction paste is applied in ring worm, urticaria and fevers. Leaves are applied on boils, ulcers, wounds, stings of insect and reptiles. Seeds are stomachic. Leaves are also applied in diabetes.
Source:Wild/ common in grazing ground.