English: Rasna, Camphorweed, Indian Camphorweed, Indian Fleabane
Sanskrit:रसना Rasna, Rasya, Sreyasi, suvaha, Elaparni, सुरभी Surabhi, युक्ता yukta
Tamil: Arattai, Sittarattai
It is grown as a weed, undershrub, grows up to 1.5 m tall, branched, color whitish or greyish. Leaves are long, leathery, lance-shaped, sessile, 1 to 7 cm long and 0.3 to 2 cm wide, a tiny point at the apex, the margin is entire, toothed at the tip. Flowers are purplish, bell-shaped,up to 5 mm in diameter, arranged in in clusters at branch end, flowering season March to August. The fruits are small, white, linear, hairless, seeds are single.
Inflammations,bronchitis, psoriasis, swellings of joint, arthritis, rheumatism and neurological diseases cough, piles.
Antipyretic, analgesic, laxative and nervine tonic.
Useful plant parts:
Whole plant, leaf
Pinene, betapinene, Quercetin, terpineol, cinieol, limomine, Betaine hydrochloride, Isorhamentin.
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