Ageratum conyzoides

Botanical Name Ageratum conyzoides
Common Name Aru batu
Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Asteridae
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Ageratum
Species: conyzoides
Part used Whole plant, roots, leaves.
Medicinal Properties Analgesic, Antibacterial, Anti-inflammatory, Emetic, Purgative, Decoagulant, depurative, Febrifuge, Stimulant, Vulnerary. Roots: Antilithic. Leaves: styptic.
Medicinal Use Pneunomia, Burns, Fever, Rheumatism, Headache, Colic, Colds, Diarrhea, Rheumatism, Spasms. Whole plant: applied externally in ague. Roots: juice. Leaves: applied to wounds
ChemistryBeta-pinene, Beta-selinae, Beta-sitosterol, Cadinene, Caryophyllene-oxide, Conyzorigin, 6,7-Dimethoxy-2, 2-methylchromene, 6-demethoxy-ageratochromene, 6-vinyl-demetjoxy-ageratocchromene, Farnesol, Kaempferol, Quecetin-3, 7-diglucoside.
Cultivation Succeeds in full sun in a sheltered position in any reasonably fertile moisture-retentive soil the does not dry out in the summer. Plant vigour and flowering periods are much reduced on dry soils. This speces is not frost hardy. The fresh plant is malodorous.
Regional HabitatOccurs often gregariously in moist and shady places. Distribution: Jhunjhunu, Sikar, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Sirohi, Udaipur, Dungarpur, Jaipur, Bundi, Jhalawar, Bhilwara, Bharatpur, Banswara districts of Rajasthan.
DescriptionEract herb, young stems pubscent. Leaves ovate, acute at apex, acute to obtuse or subcordately rounded at base, pubscent on both surfaces, glandular dorsally, 2-10 cm long, 1-56 cm wide, on petiole. 1-5 cm long, heads corymbs 4-6mm long, involucre subglabrous, bracts acute-acuminate, 3mm long, florets about 75 per head, corolla about 1mm long, white or blue-purplish, style-branches exserted, achenes 1.5-2mm long, nearly glabrous. Fruits: cypsels blackish brown, 0.1 cm long, linear-oblong, 4-5 ribbed. Flowers and fruits appears almost throughout the year.