State Medicinal Plants Board (SMPB) Kerala

Artemisia nilagirica (C.B.Clarke) Pamp.

  • Family: Asteraceae
  • Vernacular names: Karpoora-thulasi, Velipathiri, കർപ്പൂരതുളസി, വേലിപ്പത്തിരി (Malayalam), Mugwort (English), Damanah (Sanskrit), Nagdona (Hindi), Makkippu (Tamil)
  • Distribution: India and South West China
  • Description: Perennial fragrant shrubs; stems terete, puberulus. Leaves, acute. Heads globose. Achene 1.5 mm long, oblong, glabrous.
  • Habit: Shrub
  • Habitat: Along forest margins
  • Flowering & Fruiting: May-December

  • Parts used: Whole plant
  • Properties & Uses: The leaf decoction is a remedy for burning sensation in conjunctivitis and the decoction of root is used as an anti-septic. The whole plant is used in cough, asthma, bronchitis, skin diseases, fever and intestinal worms.
  • Systems of Medicines: Ayurveda, Folk,
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