Amberboa ramosa

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Photographs by: Dr. Maulik Gadani

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  • Botanical Name : Amberboa ramosa (Roxb.) Jafri
  • Synonyms : Volutarella divaricata (DC.) Benth. & Hook.f., Volutarella ramosa (Roxb.) Santapau
  • Plant Family : Asteraceae (Compositae)
  • Plant Form : Herb
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Indroda Park

About Amberboa ramosa Plant :

  • Habit : An erect, much branched herb with branches ribbed.
  • Leaves : Oblong, entire or toothed.
  • Flowers :
    • Bracteate, involucral bracts ending in spines, which are spreading or recurved.
    • Corolla all purple, tubular.
  • Fruit : Achenes glabrous or nearly so.
  • Flowering and Fruiting Time : August - November
  • Significance :
    • The plant is supposed to be tonic and laxative, on account of its mucilaginous properties.
    • It is used in coughs.
    • It is also used as a febrifuge.