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Pluchea indica (L.) Less

Image of Indian camphorweed

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Mom Che Puteh's Garden, Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia.Pluchea indica (L.) Less. Asteraceae. CN [Malay - Beluntas], Indian fleabane, Indian camphorweed. A humble shrub with a repertoire of medicinal values - antioxidant and antibacterial and many more. A good dewormer, slimming tea constituent, poultice for atonic and gangrenous ulcers. Shoots eaten as Malay salad (ulam) and appetizer by old folks. Native of temperate Asia, tropical Asia and Australasia.

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