Sanskrit: Adityabhakta, Arkakantha
Malayalam: Sooryakanthi സൂര്യകാന്തി
It is an erect, perennial plant, a rough and hairy stem, reaching a height of 3 m., Leaves are broad, rough, and alternate. Flowers are big and yellow in color and have petals arranged outside of the flower and a disk-like part contains the number of seeds arranged spirally
Useful plant parts:
Seeds, oil, root, leaf.
Vitamin E, Vitamin B, Essential fatty acids, copper, thiamine, phosphorus, selenium, quinic acid,, chlorogenic acid, and caffeic acids etc.
Stomachic, Diuretic, Expectorant, Anti-psoriatic, Anti-rheumatic, Febrifuge.
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