Blumea eriantha

Botanical Name Blumea eriantha
Common Name Buradi
Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Asteridae
Order: Asterales
Family: Compositae
Genus: Blumea
Species: eriantha
Part used Whole plant, flowers and seeds.
Medicinal Properties Sudorific, carminative, diuretic and emmenagogue. Essential oil: antibacterial, antifungal.
Medicinal Use Plant juice used in catarrhal affection. Also used as ornamental.
ChemistryFlowers: flavonol, erianthin. Seeds: essential oil.
Cultivation NA
Regional HabitatFrequently occurs in the degraded forests & fields, undergrowth amongst grasses. Distrib: Banswara and Jhalawar districts in Rajasthan.
DescriptionPerennial herbs, grows upto 10-100 cm in height. Stem: terete, often divaricately branched, pilosestipilate gland in younger parts. Leaves: radical ones shortly petiolate, tapering at base, obovate, 2.18 x 0.6 cm, apex apiculate, margins spinulose-serrate, apical leaves sessile, elliptic-ovate to oblanceolate, all surfaces delnsely silky-pilose when young, scabrous adaxially with age. Flowers: capitula axillary and terminal, solitary or in clusters, stalk upto 3-5 cm long, glandular, elongated in fruit. Invol. bracts herbaceous, slightly longer than the florets, linear, pubescent abaxially. Ray-florets: pistillate, pappus white, corolla yellow, filiform, 0.3-0.35 cm long, 2-3 lobed, pubescent. Disc-florets: with abortive anthers, rarely hermaphrodite, pappus as in ray-florets, corolla yellow, tubular, 0.35-0.4 cm long with 5 triangular-ovate, sparsely papillate lobes. Anther-bases: when present longer than the thickened portion of the filament. Flowering during November-April and fruiting in April.