Emilia sonchifolia (L.) DC. ex DC.

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 28

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

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scientific name

Emilia sonchifolia (L.) DC. ex DC.
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Emilia sonchifolia (L.) DC. ex DC.  

Names.

English: lilac tasselflower, red tasselflower.

Range.

Old World tropics; naturalized in southern Florida. In Myanmar, found in Mandalay and Yangon.

Uses.

Whole plant: Used as febrifuge, for eye diseases, and as an anthelmintic.

Notes.

The medicinal uses of this species in India are discussed in Jain and DeFilipps (1991) as follows: The leaf is used on wounds, bruises, and eye diseases; the root for diarrhea and gangrene (with leaf also). Medicinal uses of this species in China are discussed in Duke and Ayensu (1985). Here the plant is use as a detoxicant, diuretic, febrifuge, refrigerant, and sudorific. The whole plant is decocted for abscesses, boils, colds, dysentery, eneteritis, influenza, larengitis, numbness, pharyngitis, scales, snakebites, and traumatic injuries. The leaf is used for dysentery.

Reference.

Nordal (1963).