Chrysanthemum coronarium

Botanical Name Chrysanthemum coronarium
Common Name Gulchini
Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Asteridae
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Chrysanthemum
Species: coronarium
Part used Bark, Root
Medicinal Properties Antioxidantic, toxic(dioxin)
Medicinal Use Extracts have been shown to inhibit growth of Lactobacillus casei, a beneficial human intestinal bacterium. Some toxic (dioxin) properties have also been observed.
ChemistryProtein, Fat, Carbohydrate, Ash, Vitamin B1, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, potassium, antioxidants, dioxin.
Cultivation It grows fairly well when the seeds are sown in the fall(September through November), and in the spring. Ordinary vegetable garden practices of fertilizing, mulching and soil prep
Regional HabitatDesert area of Rajasthan
DescriptionBushy herbs, densely branching, 40-80cm in height. Leaves are deeply cut, toothed, pale greyiesh green. Many flowered stems, often semi-double.