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Pseudognaphalium affine

Photo Credit: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/66/Gnaphalium_affine1.jpg



Vernacular Name
Bokre phul, Khairo jhaar, Buke phul


English NameGolden cud weed


Distribution
India, Himalaya, Myanmar, Thailand, Indo-China, Java


Parts used
Leaves and flowers

 

Description: Herb. Leaves oblong-spathulate 2.5-5 cm, grey-or white-felted, the lower blunt, the upper narrower, half-clasping; stems several and often tufted, 10-30 cm. Flower-heads globular, bright glistening yellow, c. 3 mm across, in dense rounded solitary or branched clusters, borne on erect leaves. Outer florets female, thread-like; involucral bracts shining, oblong-blunt c. 2 mm.


Use: Paste of leaves and flowers is applied into cut wounds to stop bleeding and to promote healing.


Application: Paste of leaves and flowers


Reference:
Bhattarai 1989; A Compendium of  Medicinal Plants in Nepal by Sushim Ranjan Baral and Puran Prasad Kurmi 2006,