Blumea lacera

Botanical Name Blumea lacera
Common Name Janglimuli
Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Asteriadae
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Blumea
Species: lacera
Part used Whole plant
Medicinal Properties Astringent,Acrid, Thermogenic, Errhine, anti-inflammatory, Styptic, opthalmic, Digestive, Antelmintic, Liver tonic, Expectorant febrifuge, Antipyretic, Diuretic, Deobstruant and Stimulant.
Medicinal Use Enuresis, Neuralgia, Headache, Cold borne cough, Bleeding piles.
ChemistryCamphor, cineol 66, d-fenchone 10 and citral; Diester of coniferyl alcohol, acetylenic compounds, a thiophene derivative; campesterol, hentriacontane, hentriacontanol, alpha-amyrin and its acetate, lupeol and its acetate and beta-sitosterol.
Cultivation Blumea is a late Kharif crop. standard agrotechniques have not been developed. Seed are generally sown in late August on prepared land with good tilth; fertilizers are not used. Leaves are harvested at time of 50% flowering. Blumea a leaf feetle is the main insect pest.
Regional HabitatCommonly found along nallas in moist and shady places near old buildings. Distribution: Ganganagar, Jhunjhunu, Sikar, Barmer, Jodhpur, Alwar, Pali, Jaipur, Bhilwara, Bharatpur and Jhalawar districts of Rajasthan.
DescriptionAn annual herb, with a strong ordor of turpentine, Stem is erect,ash colored,densely glandular, pubscent. Leaves are often incised or lyrate. Many flowers arranged in axillary cymes or terminal panicle. Pappus is white. Fruit is an achene, oblong and not ribbed. Flowers and fruits appears during December-March.