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Ageratum conyzoides  Mexican ageratum Bandotan Asteraceae


Ageratum conyzoides, Mexican ageratum, Asteraceae, Bandotan

It forms clumps of foliage with fluffy flowers Propagate by spring-sown seed.
Medical use: A. conyzoides is widely utilized in traditional medicine by various cultures worldwide, although applications vary by region. In Central Africa it is used to treat pneumonia, but the most common use is to cure wounds and burns ). Traditional communities in India use this species as a bacteriocide, antidysenteric, and antilithic, and in Asia, South America, and Africa, aqueous extract of this plant is used as a bacteriocide. In Cameroon and Congo, traditional use is to treat fever, rheumatism, headache, and colic . In Reunion, the whole plant is used as an antidysenteric . The use of this species in traditional medicine is extensive in Brazil. Aqueous extracts of leaves or whole plants have been used to treat colic, colds and fevers, diarrhea, rheumatism, spasms, or as a tonic. A. conyzoides has quick and effective action in burn wounds and is recommended by Brazilian Drugs Central as an antirheumatic .