Emilia sonchifolia Linnaeus, 1753
- GBIF Backbone Taxonomy
- Emilia sonchifolia
Emilia sonchifolia L.
Emilia sonchifolia (L.) DC. ex DC.
English : lilac tasselflower, red tasselflower.
Old World tropics; naturalized in southern Florida. In Myanmar, found in Mandalay and Yangon.
Whole plant : Used as febrifuge, for eye diseases, and as an anthelmintic.
The medicinal uses of this species in India are discussed in Jain and DeFilipps (1991) as follows: The leaf is used on wounds, bruises, and eye diseases; the root for diarrhea and gangrene (with leaf also). Medicinal uses of this species in China are discussed in Duke and Ayensu (1985) . Here the plant is use as a detoxicant, diuretic, febrifuge, refrigerant, and sudorific. The whole plant is decocted for abscesses, boils, colds, dysentery, eneteritis, influenza, larengitis, numbness, pharyngitis, scales, snakebites, and traumatic injuries. The leaf is used for dysentery.
Nordal (1963) .