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Useful Tropical Plants

Pulicaria undulata

(L.) C.A.Mey.

Asteraceae

+ Synonyms

Aster crispus Forssk.

Francoeuria crispa (Forssk.) Cass.

Francoeuria undulata (L.) Lack

Inula crispa (Forssk.) Pers.

Inula undulata L.

Pulicaria crispa (Forssk.) Benth. & Hook. f. ex Oliv. & Hiern

Common Name:

Pulicaria undulata

General Information

Pulicaria undulata is an annual, decumbent or erect herb growing up to 60cm tall[
332
Title
The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
Burkil. H. M.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew.
Year
1985 - 2004
ISBN
 
Description
Brief descriptions and details of the uses of over 4,000 plants. A superb, if terse, resource, it is also available electronically on the Web - see http://www.aluka.org/
].
The plant has minor medicinal uses and is sometimes sold in local markets.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Africa - Mauritania to N. Nigeria, eastwards across Africa to Somalia, through the Arabian Peninsula and on to India.

Habitat

Not known

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitAnnual
Height0.60 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

An aromatic plant, it is made into an infusion for drinking. It has a slight gingery taste[
332
Title
The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
Burkil. H. M.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew.
Year
1985 - 2004
ISBN
 
Description
Brief descriptions and details of the uses of over 4,000 plants. A superb, if terse, resource, it is also available electronically on the Web - see http://www.aluka.org/
].

Medicinal

The plant is applied topically to swellings and bruises, it is rubbed on the temples for headache, and a decoction is taken for febrile conditions[
332
Title
The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
Burkil. H. M.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew.
Year
1985 - 2004
ISBN
 
Description
Brief descriptions and details of the uses of over 4,000 plants. A superb, if terse, resource, it is also available electronically on the Web - see http://www.aluka.org/
].
The dried herb is used as a vulnerary on bruises[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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