Botanical Name: Xanthium strumarium Linn.
Sanskrit Name: Arishta
English Name:  
Family: Compositae
Occurrence: Wasteland.
Habit: Herb
Parts used:

Root, Seeds, leaves.


Medicinal uses:

The plant is diaphoretic,sedative, sudorific, sialogogue and it is considered useful in long standing cases of malaria. Roots are bitter and tonic. They are useful in strumous diseases and cancer. Fruits are reported to have cooling and demulcent properties and given in small pox.


Chemical constituents :

 

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Seeds contain glucoside Xanthostrumarin and Oxalic acid.