References

Sen T, etal. (1991) J Ethnopharmacol 33(1-2): 135-141.

Thongpraditchote S, etal. (1996) Biol Pharm Bull 19(3): 379-383.

Uses: In Indonesia, the juice expressed from the leaves of Pluchea indica (L.) Less. is drunk to treat dysentery. An infusion of the plant is used to treat leucorrhea. The crushed leaves mixed with salt are used to freshen breath or perspiration. In Malaysia, a decoction of Pluchea indica (L.) Less. is used to combat fever. The sap expressed from the leaves is used to treat dysentery. A poultice of leaves is applied externally to treat ulcers and to soothe sores. In Vietnam, a decoction of 8g-16g of Pluchea indica (L.) Less. is used to soothe inflammation. The roots are used to combat fever, assuage headache, treat rheumatism, lumbago, osteodynia, soothe sprain, treat dysentery and to promote digestion. A decoction of fresh leaves is inhaled to treat cold and is used to soothe inflamed parts. The powdered leaves mixed with beeswax or castor oil are used to heal fractures.

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