Request for identification
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS-Pune
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type-Wild
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Plant
Height/Length-about 1.5 ft
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size-green
Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts- yellow buds
Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds-i think brown seeds
· Family of medicinal plant Asteraceae
The horseweed is a medicinal plant belonging to the Asteraceae family.
Is originally from South America and Central America.
The scientific name of this medicinal plant is Conyza bonariensis.
The horseweed is also known as the fleabane, hairy horseweed, flax-leaf fleabane, wavy leaf fleabane and rough conyza.
Parts of this medicinal plant used for medicinal purposes, are the aerial parts of the herb.
With respect to its properties, the horseweed is a medicinal plant which is very good in cases of ulcers, diuretic, healing, refreshing, is also febrifuge, anthelmintic, insecticide, anti-rheumatic, anti diarrheal, anti-ulcer gastric, liver protector against diseases venereal diseases and urinary tract infections, gonorrhea, leaves as a poultice externally as a wound disinfectant, against the hemorrhoids, vermifuge.
The horseweed is mainly composed of: flavonoids, organic acids, tannins, alkaloids, essential oil, lemon, di terpene, terpineol and choline.
Recipes from this herb:
The infusion of horseweed and flowers to 1%, states such as liver decongestant. It should take 2-3 cups per day.
The infusion at 3-4% is used as a diuretic in diseases of the genitor-urinary and urethral washings.
The decoction of the whole plant to 10% is used as purifying ant rheumatic, primarily to eliminate uric acid.
Decoction, use one tablespoon per quart of water, and let it boil for 3-5 minutes. Do not exceed recommended daily dose.
Poultice: leaves are used externally as a poultice for disinfection of wounds, against the hemorrhoids, and vermifuge