Tricholepis glaberrima

Botanical Name Tricholepis glaberrima
Common Name Brahmdandi
Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Asteridae
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Tricholepis
Species: glaberrima
Part used Aerial parts
Medicinal Properties Antioxidant, nervine tonic, aphrodisiac, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic.
Medicinal Use Useful in skin disease, cough urinary troubles.
ChemistryPhytosterols, triterpenes, flavonoids, triterpenoids, saponin glycosides and sterols.
Cultivation NA
Regional HabitatFound at open, moist, waste lands. Distribution: Sirohi (Mt. Abu) district of Rajasthan.
DescriptionSmall annual herb, growing up to 50-100 cm in height. Ribbed and angled branches. Leaves: alternate, stalkless, 3-6 cm long, linear-oblong, sharp tipped, spiny toothed. Flower: pink, occur singly on stalks at the end of branches. The bracts on the green portion of the flower-head, are pointed, needle-like, recurved. Flowers appears during November-December.