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Plant Details

:Common Name
Fireweed
:Scientific Name
Crassocephalum crepidioides
:Introduction

Crassocephalum crepidioides, also called ebolo, thickhead, redflower ragleaf, or fireweed, is an erect annual slightly succulent herb growing up to 180 cm tall. Its use is widespread in many tropical and subtropical regions, but is especially prominent in tropical Africa. Its fleshy, mucilaginous leaves and stems are eaten as a vegetable, and many parts of the plant have medical uses. However, the safety of internal use needs further research due to the presence of plant toxins.

: Details
rassocephalum crepidioides (Benth.) S. Moore (syn. Gynura crepidioides Benth.) commonly known as Thickhead or Fireweed is belongs to the family Asteraceae. The genus Crassocephalum is represented approximately by 100 species distributed in Asia, Africa, Australia, Malaysia, China, Nepal and Sri Lanka. In India, the genus Crassocephalum is represented by 8 species. This plant is used as traditional medicine for treatment of cut wound and to cure diarrhea in various countries like India, Nepal and China

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