Ageratum conyzoides Linn.
Family Asteraceae, Compositae.
Habitat Throughout India, up to an altitude of 1,800 m.
English Goat Weed, White Weed. Ayurvedic Dochunty, Uchunti,
Sahadevi (related sp.).
Action Anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal, styptic.
The leaf is reported to contain stigmasterol (59.9%) and beta-sitosterol (26.7%) as major component of sterol faction. The dried flowering plant contains the pyrrolizidine alkaloids, lycopsamine and echinatine.
An aqueous extract of leaves is reported to show haemostatic activity. The plant extract exhibited muscle relaxant activity experimentally. The ethanolic extract (95%) of roots possesses anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties.
The aqueous extract of leaves exhibits antifungal and crude plant extract antibacterial properties.

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