Cotula anthemoides

Botanical Name Cotula anthemoides
Common Name Babuna
Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Asteridae
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Cotula
Species: anthemoides
Part used Roots, flowers and oil.
Medicinal Properties Roots: stimulant, carminative and tonic. Flowers: aphrodisiac, carminative, diaphoretic and diuretic. Oil: aphrodisiac and analgesic.
Medicinal Use Flowers: enriches blood gonorrhoea, ophthalmia, headache, chest pain and scabies. Oil: useful in all pains.
Cultivation NA
Regional HabitatFrequently occurs in moist and shady places along river banks, nalla's and tanks. Distribution: Ganganagar, churu, alwar, jaipur and bhilwara districts of Rajasthan
DescriptionDiffuse, branched, glabrous herb. Leaves: 0.8-2.8 cm long, 1-2 pinnatisect, surfaces glabrous, segments linear to linear-lanceolate, pointed or 1-2-teeth towards the apex, apical leaves simple. Flowers: capitula is solitary, terminal on the filiform stalk. Invol. bracts 2-seriate, oblong, glabrous. Ray florets: 1-2 seriate, pappus absent, corolla yellow, tubular, 2-3-toothed at the apex, style bifid, cypsels oblong, tapering below, sparsely glandular-pubescent, brownish. Disc-florets: 10-20 in center, fertile, corolla campanulate, tube 0.025 cm long, lobes 4, acute, anthers 0.05 cm long, filament as long as anthers, apical appendages ovate, cypsels oblong, broadly winged, sparsely glandular. Flowers and fruits appears during December to April.