Latin name: Vernonia cinerea Less. (Asteraceae)
Sanskrit/Indian name: Sahadevi
Purple Fleabane, found all throughout India, is a plant with a host of medicinal benefits. It is primarily a febrifuge, which brings down fever and a diaphoretic that eliminates toxins by inducing sweating. Purple Fleabane also reduces bladder spasms, purifies blood and is recommended for treating colic.
Therapeutic constituents:Triterpenes are the major constituent of the herb, which give the herb its therapeutic properties.
Key therapeutic benefits:
- Purple Fleabane is beneficial in treating intestinal disorders like diarrhea, stomach spasms and colic.
- The herb also helps in treating urinary incontinence.