lobata (L.) Cass.
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- Lamina leaf blade
- Leaf blade margin
- Leaf parts
- Flower & fruit
- Plant parts
Places where this species can be found :
- Petit Etang - GRENADA
DescriptionHerb sometimes almost woody at base to 4m tall, with strong main stem 15mm diam, with many fine grooves; branches scabrid; lvs 15-30cm, sometimes with small lobes; scabrid on upper surface, flowers golden yellow.
InterestWidely used against colds and fevers, although large doses can cause abortion. Two leaves are boiled in a tea and drank to suppress colds, fever, diabetes and hypertension. Add one tablespoon of honey. 8 leaves can be soaked in a bottle of vermouth for 21 days and a wine glass full drunk a day for malaria. This can be preceded by a half pepper fruit (Capsicum frutescens) in a tea ciup of hot water. (Politi, 1994). A bath for removal of ticks on Dogs and cattle is prepared by boiling ten to twenty leaves; allow cooling then bathing the animal.
CollectorW.D. Hawthorne, D.Jules
LocationJust below ridge, in flat open area.
Notes'Ziba pique'. Leaves extremely bitter, valued for fever cure. Yellow flowers with no ray florets