Asteraceae member for ID KAS

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Satish Phadke

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Sep 25, 2010, 9:55:59 AM9/25/10
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A small herb One feet height seen at Kas.
?Some Asteraceae member.
Flower around a cm.
For ID
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Dinesh Valke

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Sep 25, 2010, 10:17:42 AM9/25/10
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... resembles Eclipta.
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Satish Phadke

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Sep 25, 2010, 10:24:39 AM9/25/10
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Yes Eclipta indeed. माका Thanks Shivprakash ji and Dinesh Ji
Another plant from Asteraceae also found in Kas Caesulia axillaris is also called as माका in Marathi. But Eclipta prostrata is the real माका used for preparing hair oil.

tanay bose

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Sep 25, 2010, 10:29:38 AM9/25/10
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Keshut we call in bengali
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Satish Phadke

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Sep 25, 2010, 10:35:25 AM9/25/10
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Keshut related to word (kes) Hair: useful for hair growth?

Pankaj Kumar

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Sep 25, 2010, 10:37:08 AM9/25/10
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used against hairfall. Someone told me it is also used against, ring
worm of scalp.
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Satish Phadke

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Sep 25, 2010, 10:41:56 AM9/25/10
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A good scalp and hair tonic. A constituent of many commercial preparations of Hair oils.During my childhood it was commonly found around in our area in Pune.My mother used to crush its leaves to produce a paste for application on the head. But I am searching this for last few years in Pune but couldn't locate it on open areas.

Dinesh Valke

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Sep 25, 2010, 10:49:21 AM9/25/10
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... almost sure to find in urban area, normally places where small herbs grow unattended.
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Gurcharan Singh

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Sep 25, 2010, 12:44:08 PM9/25/10
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Eclipta prostrata, a common plant of wet places, mostly along drains.


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Balkar Arya

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Sep 25, 2010, 12:55:06 PM9/25/10
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Yes E. prostrata
called as Bhringraj in Hindi/Ayurveda


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