Cyanthillium cinereum (L.) H. Rob. (= Vernonia cinerea (L.) Less.)

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 26

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scientific name

Cyanthillium cinereum (L.) H. Rob. (= Vernonia cinerea (L.) Less.)
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Cyanthillium cinereum (L.) H. Rob. (= Vernonia cinerea (L.) Less.) 

Names.

Myanmar: kadu-pyan. English: little ironweed.

Range.

East, West-Central, West, and South tropical Africa; temperate and tropical Asia; and Australasia. Widely naturalized elsewhere. Widespread in Myanmar.

Uses.

Whole plant: Used as tonic and antiasthmatic.

Note.

In India, the whole plant is used as a diaphoretic "to remedy bladder spasms and strangury," and in a decoction for promoting perspiration in fevers; plant juice is given for piles; the flower is used for conjunctivitis; the seed for as an alexipharmic and anthelmintic; and the root is used for dropsy ( Jain and DeFilipps 1991).

Reference.

Nordal (1963).