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Nothing to be Hysterical about- Parthenium hysterophorus

Considered as a toxic, asthma and allergy causing weed by many, let us get to know the healing properties of this herb.


Scientific Name: Parthenium hysterophorus | English: Carrot Grass, Parthenium | In India: Gajar Ghaans, Congress Grass |


Medicinal Uses: Antipyretic, rheumatic pains, Herpes, eczema, skin inflammation, diarrohea, antidiabetic, source of antitumor compounds.



There is not much that we know about this herb as yet, but there are quite a few promising uses as a source of anticancer and anti-tumor compounds that could provide a ray of hope to those fighting a losing battle against cancer.


Traditional uses:

Decoction of the leaves and flowers has shown to reduce sugar levels.





References:


Harmful and beneficial aspects of Parthenium hysterophorus: an update


Comprehensive review on ethnobotanical uses, phytochemistry, biological potential and toxicology of Parthenium hysterophorus L.: A journey from noxious weed to a therapeutic medicinal plant



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