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Plant Information

Scientific Name: Eclipta prostrata
Alternative Names: False Daisy

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Eclipta prostrata
Eclipta prostrata


  • Annual
  • Bhringararia is native to N and S America and naturalized in Eurasia.
  • Annual - small daisy-like white flowers.

Parts Used

  • The whole plant.

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • Traditional Chinese medicine.
  • Tonic effect on the circulatory, nervous and digestive system.
  • Kidney and liver weakness - cirrhosis and hepatitis.
  • Hair loss and premature greying of hair, poor teeth and eyesight.
  • Checks bleeding – anemia.
  • Eczema, athlete’s foot and ringworm.

Other Uses

  • Source of a black dye used as a hair dye and in tattooing.
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