Pluchea Lanceolata is a robust plant grows 0.33-2 meters in height. The stem is hard and very hairy. The leaves are elliptical, large, 3-6 cm long and 2-3 cm wide with long petioles. The fruit is achene, 0.4 cm long, with pappus hairs 0.75 cm length. The flowers are yellow, numerous in the ends 0.5-1 cm in diameter. Fresh root, brown in color and turns to gray when dried. Fresh roots resemble the aroma of camphor.
Chemical composition – Contains quercetin, quercitrin, isorhamnetine, pleuchioside, pleuchiol, moretenol, moretenol acetate, triterpenics, sterol glicosides, taraxasterol etc..
Properties – Antipyretic, analgesic, antiarthritic, anti-aging, laxative and nervine tonic.
Recommendation – Digestive disorders such as flatulence, colic and indigestion, respiratory problems such as asthma, bronchitis, pleuritis, chest pain. In rheumatoid arthritis, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, skin diseases, such as pruritus and eczema.
This plant is incorporated in natural remedy ARTRISLAM.