PLUCHEA LANCEOLATA also Known as Pluchea, Indian Camphorweed, Indian Fleabane
Pluchea Lanceolata

Pluchea Lanceolata

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Pluchea Lanceolata
Whole Plant
Grows in upper gangetic plain and several other parts of india.
Pluchea, Indian Camphorweed, Indian Fleabane


The plant is used for the inflammations and bronchitis, psoriasis, cough and piles. It is also used as antipyretic, analgesic, laxative and nervine tonic. The decoction of plant is used to prevent the swellings of joint in arthritis, rheumatism and neurological diseases. The roots are alexiteric, antipyretic, bitter, laxative and thermogenic and are used for allaying the pain caused by the sting of scorpions. The herb is also used for sciatica. It is highly effective for backaches, muscular sprains and joint pains. The plant extract is used as cooling agent in summers.It is the highly praised panacea for cough, hiccup and bronchial asthma, to reduce the excessive body fats. In anaemis and general debility, it is salutary as a general tonic. Puskaramula restrains the itching sensation and oozing in the skin diseases and thus facilitates the wound healing. It is pacifying to the brain and helps in strengthening it in mental debility. The herb also accords a stimulant action to genital system in both the sexes. In males it works well as an aphrodisiac and in females, it augments the quantity of menstrual bleeding. Thus, it can be used both, in amenorrhea as well as dysmenorrheal. It possesses a mild diuretic property, hence is used with benefit in dysuria.