Bidens pilosa

Botanical Name Bidens pilosa
Common Name Beggar ticks
Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Asteridae
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Bidens
Species: pilosa
Part used Whole plant, leaves and flowers.
Medicinal Properties Astringent, Antihaemorrhagic, Styptic diuretic, Anti-inflammatory, Mucous membrane tonic throughout the body, Minor anti-microbial activity, Neo plastic.
Medicinal Use Coughs, Conjunctivitis, Dysentry, Haematuria, urethritis, Custitis, Cloudy urine, Hypertrophy, Kidney stones, Diarrhoe, Peptic ulcers, Colitis, Mucoid colitis, IBS, Haemorrhoids, Sinusitis, Sinus headaches especially from allegies, Infections and pollution. Muskuloskeletal-elevated uric acid blood levels in gout.
ChemistryChalcone and Aurone glycoside, Volatile oils, acylated okanin glycoside, Gallic and oxalic acid, Phenolic astringents.
Cultivation Propagule various pollination method, planting style, crop spacing, row spacing, cold frame, planting period, harvesting period, frost tolerance, heat requirement, fertilizer, typical time to harvest.
Regional HabitatOccurrence rare, generally found in Udaiput district of Rajasthan.
DescriptionAn erect annual or perennial herb with branching habit to about 1m high. Leaves are deeply divided into three toothed lobes,with the terminal lobe larger than the the other two. individual flowers are yellow but are tiny and held in dense terminal clusters in a widely branching flowering head. Seeds are black, about 1cm long, with 2 or 3 barbed. Awns at the tip. Flowers and fruits appears during December-February.