Purple Fleabane

Purple Fleabane

Latin name : Vernonia cinerea Less. (Asteraceae)
Sanskrit/Indian name : Sahadevi

General information :
Purple Fleabane, found all throughout India, is a plant with a host of medicinal benefits. It is primarily a febrifuge, which brings down fever and a diaphoretic that eliminates toxins by inducing sweating. Purple Fleabane also reduces bladder spasms, purifies blood and is recommended for treating colic.

Therapeutic constituents :
Triterpenes are the major constituent of the herb, which give the herb its therapeutic properties.

Key therapeutic benefits :

  • Purple Fleabane is beneficial in treating intestinal disorders like diarrhea, stomach spasms and colic.
  • The herb also helps in treating urinary incontinence.