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"False daisy"

Junior synonym: "Eclipta alba".

Found in and near water, the plant has medicinal and cosmetic properties: if colors hair, grows hair back in cases of baldness, and has shown anti-bacterial, anti-parasitic and anti-fungal properties in man and animals. Has also shown to be effective against snake venom.

Refs:

Jiang H. Treatment of 21 cases of alopecia with Shengfa Wan. Sichuan Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine 1987;5(4):47-8.

Madan A, Arun A, Verma S. A noncomparative open label pilot study to see the efficacy and consumer response of Vegetal Hair Well in preventing hair fall and promoting hair growth. International Journal of Advanced Research 2014;2(2):475-81.

Roy RK, Thakur M, Dixit VK. Hair growth promoting activity of Eclipta alba in male albino rats. Arch Dermatol Res 2008;300(7):357-64.

Aquatic Dicotyledons of North America: Ecology, Life History, and Systematics, By Donald H. Les

Aquatic and Riparian Weeds of the West, by By Joseph M. DiTomaso, Evelyn A. Healy, P 168








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