State Medicinal Plants Board (SMPB) Kerala

Acmella calva (DC.) R.K. Jansen

  • Family: Asteraceae
  • Vernacular names: Eripacha, Palluvedanachedi, എരിപ്പച്ച, പല്ലുവേദനച്ചെടി (Malayalam), Toothache plant (English), Suptichada, Danduri (Sanskrit),
  • Distribution: Indo-Malesia and China
  • Description: Procumbent herbs. Leaves ovate, base truncate, apex acute, chartaceous. Flowers yellow, bisexual in heads. Achenes 2 x 1 mm, obovate, biconvex, dark brown, glandular.
  • Habit: Herb
  • Habitat: Moist localities in evergreen forests
  • Flowering & Fruiting: February-April

  • Parts used: Whole plant
  • Properties & Uses: Plant juice is used for peptic ulcer, applied in headache and toothache. Whole plant and flower head rubbed into scabies, flower head is used for headache and affections of throat, tongue and gum, chewed to protect teeth from decaying.
  • Systems of Medicines: Folk,
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