Vernonia amygdalina Delile (Asteraceae) - An African medicinal plant introduced in India

Bhattacharjee, Bandana; Lakshminarasimhan, P.; Bhattacharjee, Avishek; Agrawala, D. K.; Pathak, M. K.
May 2013
ZOOs' Print;May2013, Vol. 28 Issue 5, p18
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The present paper deals with Vernonia amygdalina Delile, an African medicinal plant belonging to the family Asteraceae which has been found in cultivation in different places of Central and Eastern India as well as an escape from cultivation. The aim of this paper is to report its availability in India, facilitate identity of the species with detailed description and photo-plate and to explore the scope of commercialization of V. amygdalina in the country as health supplement and medicinal plant.


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