Puneet Varma

Emilia sonchifolia

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Kingdom  Plantae
Genus  Emilia
Higher classification  Emilia
Order  Asterales
Scientific name  Emilia sonchifolia
Rank  Species
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Similar  Emilia, Daisy family, Emilia fosbergii, Bidens alba, Acanthospermum hispidum

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Emilia sonchifolia, also known as lilac tasselflower or cupid's shaving brush is tropical flowering species of tasselflower and in the sunflower family. It is widespread in tropical regions around the world, apparently native to Asia (China, India, Southeast Asia, etc.) and naturalized in Africa, Australia, the Americas, and various oceanic islands.


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Emilia sonchifolia is a branching, perennial herb up to 40 cm (15.5 in) tall. Leaves are lyrate-pinnatilobed, up to 10 cm (4 in) long, sometimes becoming purplish as they get old. One plant can produce several pink or purplish flower heads.

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Medicinal uses

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It is a medicinal herb in Chinese, called ye xia hong (Chinese: 葉下紅). It is one among the "Ten Sacred Flowers of Kerala State in India, collectively known as Dasapushpam. In Vietnam, is has been used in traditional medicine for the treatment of fever, sore throat, diarrhea, eczema and as an antidote for snake bites.


Emilia sonchifolia contains tumorigenic pyrrolizidine alkaloids.

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Emilia sonchifolia Wikipedia

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