Sigesbeckia orientalis L.

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 30

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/phytokeys.102.24380

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scientific name

Sigesbeckia orientalis L.
status

 

Sigesbeckia orientalis L. 

Names.

English: divine herb, Indian weed, sigesbeckia, yellow crown-head.

Range.

Africa, Asia, Australasia/ Pacific, naturalized in Madagascar. In Myanmar, found in Kachin, Mandalay, Sagaing, and Shan.

Uses.

Whole plant: Used for treating skin diseases and as a stimulant.

Notes.

The medicinal uses of this species in India are discussed in Jain and DeFilipps (1991) as follows: A tincture of the (whole) plant with glycerine is used for ringworm and other skin disease, ulcers, and sores; as a diaphoretic and cardiotonic; also for renal colic and rheumatism. Medicinal uses of this species in China are discussed in Duke and Ayensu (1985). Here the whole plant is used for arthritis, a bad back, boils, dermatitis, hemiplegia, hypertension, leg ache, rheumatism, side ache, sciatica, and weak knees. It is ground and taken alone or with other plants for convulsions, paralytic stroke, and rheumatoid arthritis. It is also used for insect, dog, tiger, and snakebites, and ulcers. Additionally, it is decocted for malignant tumors, malaria, and numbness. The root is used externally for abscesses.

The plant has a hypoglycemic property ( Jain and DeFilipps 1991). The root contains an essential oil, a substance suggesting salicylic acid, and a bitter glycoside (darutosdie). Also, extracts are said to have antiviral, hypoglycemic, and insecticidal properties ( Duke and Ayensu 1985).

Reference.

Nordal (1963).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Sigesbeckia