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Asteraceae.

Arctium lappa L.
Local Name:
Kanda, Burdock.
Synonym:
Habit & Habitat:
A biennial herb, up to 1-2m tall, found in woodland and partial shady area of sub-alpine zone.
Plant Description:
Leaves simple, alternate, large, heart-shaped, long petiole,hairy on under side.Mature leaves dark-green above,grayish-white below. Inflorescence composed of many globular capitula, united in clusters and surrounded by involucre, forming hook. Flower purple.Fruit an achene with short pappus.
Flowering and Fruiting:
July-September.
Harvesting Time:
July-October.
Medicinal Value:
It is a blood purifier, useful in eczema, psoriasis, acne and rheumatism also treats cystitis, kidney stones.[5][9] Locally decoction of whole plant is used in joint pains and also as aphrodisiac tonic.
Part Used:
Leaf, stem, root and seed.
Occurrence:
Uncommon.
Future Perspective:
Conservation, Cultivation, Chemical Analysis, Herbal Pharmacy.
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