efloraofindia:''For Id 10092011MR1’’ yellow and brown flowers Pune

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Madhuri Raut

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Sep 9, 2011, 11:21:45 PM9/9/11
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Request for identification


Date/Time-Sep 2011


Location- Place, Altitude, GPS-Pune


Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type-garden


Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Plant


Height/Length- 1 foot


Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- dark green


Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts- yellow with brown tops


Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds- not seen


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Bhagyashri
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Gurcharan Singh

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Sep 9, 2011, 11:50:17 PM9/9/11
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Acmella oleracea, an important medicinal plant


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Madhuri Raut

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Sep 10, 2011, 12:08:58 AM9/10/11
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Thank you Gurcharanji. After you identified it I surfed the net and found this information
Acmella oleracea, also known under its old names Spilanthes oleraceaand Spilanthes acmella and commonly referred to as Spilanthes Extract, is a flowering herb in the plant family Asteraceae, also known astoothache plant or paracress as the leaves and flower heads contain ananalgesic agent spilanthol used to numb toothache. It is native to the tropics of Brazil, and is grown as an ornamental (and occasionally as a medicinal) in various parts of the world. A small, erect plant, it grows quickly and sends up gold and red flower inflorescences. It is frost-sensitive but perennial in warmer climates.

Medical uses and effects

A decoction or infusion of the leaves and flowers is a traditional remedy for stammering, toothache, stomatitis,[1] and throat complaints.[citation needed]

Acmella oleracea extract has been tested against various yeasts and bacteria and was essentially inactive.[3]

Acmella oleracea has been shown to have a strong diuretic action in rats.[4]

Spilanthes extract has been discovered to aid in saliva stimulation for people suffering from dry mouth (xerostomia). Its properties provide relief to dry mouth by enhancing saliva production.[citation needed]

Acmella oleracea extract is reported to reduce muscle tension when applied topically, and as such it aids to decrease facial lines and wrinkles that are partially caused by tense or contracted facial muscles. Application of Acmella extract is reported to result in more relaxed facial muscle, and in turn in a decrease of visible wrinkles, ageing lines, "crows feet", and it has been used under the name of Gatuline [5] as an non-injectable equivalent of Botox, thus without the toxic effects or the need to inject it under the skin; a cheap and easy to apply herbal Botox replacement.

For culinary purposes, small amounts of shredded fresh leaves add a unique flavour to salads
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Bhagyashri

Balkar Arya

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Sep 10, 2011, 12:49:41 AM9/10/11
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Thanks Bhagyashri ji for pics and information
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hari lal

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Sep 10, 2011, 7:16:34 AM9/10/11
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thanks Bhagyashri ji for lots information & veri nicephoto
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