The plant has a long history of medicinal use and is also the source of an essential oil. It is often harvested from the wild, whilst it is also grown in gardens and. Blumea appendiculata DC. Synonym. Blumea balsamifera var. balsamifera. Synonym. Blumea balsamifera var. microcephala Kitam. Synonym. Blumea grandis. PDF | Leaves of Blumea balsamifera (Lin.) DC. are used in traditional Thai and Chinese medicine for the treatment of septic wounds and other infections.

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The plant is used as a topical application for septic ulcers. Generally occur in hilly areas of Assam, sporadically found in South bank of Brahmaputra.

The genus Blumea is found in the tropical and sub-tropical zones of Asiaespecially the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia. This plant flowers throughout the year. Digital resource at www. Species balsxmifera search options Taxon Hierarchy.

The phyllaries in three or four series, balsamidera outer ones are smaller and overall they are densely lanate on the outer surface, they are lanceolate to oblong in shape and 1—3mm in size or linear in shape measuring 5—6mm in size.

A weedthis plant is a ruderal species that often grows on disturbed land, [1] and in grasslands.

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Natural History Natural History Cyclicity. In China ngai camphor oil, an essential oil obtained by steam distillation of the young leaves, is widely used in medicine and in rituals.


Or, Login with your user balsamifeta. Overview Overview Diagnostic Diagnostic Keys. In any event, the source must be explicitly quoted. The effect of Blumea balsamifera tea in the nucleation of calcium oxalate crystals was studied at 0, 0.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The capitula is 6—7mm, it spreads pyramidal panicles and is pedunculate. Send a request for permission. Search in all groups Search within this group. Uses and Management Uses and Management Uses. Bangladesh Journal of Botany.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Loose yellow flower head scattered along much-branched leafy panicles.

In addition, it is used in traditional Chinese medicine[4] in Malay folk medicine, and in Indian Ayurvedic basamifera. A textual diagnostic description of the species that is not necessarily structured.

Blumea balsamifera

It includes published material or suggestions from the author or others. Further analysis showed that this decrease in induction time is due to a decrease in surface free energy from A large but short lived aromatic undershrub, very gregarious in open or jhum areas; branches and leaves are silky tomentose.

Simple, alternate, broadly elongated leaves, cm long, with toothed margin and appendaged or divided base.

Seasonal migration and reproduction are usually treated separately. In the Philippines, consuming tea preparation of Blumea balsamifera is believed to aid in the treatment of kidney stones.

This explains the therapeutic benefits of consuming Blumea balsamifera tea as stone formers would form smaller stones that are easier to eliminate by urination. Comprising its size, shape, texture and orientation. Leaves simple, alternate, spiral; petiole lyrately lobed; lamina ca. A diuretic and kidney-stone medicine is prepared commercially from the plant in the Philippines.


The current map showing distribution of species is only indicative. In the Philippines, where it is most commonly known as sambongBlumea balsamifera is used in traditional herbal medicine for the common cold and as a diuretic. The central florets are tubular, yellow and 6—7 mm in size. The refined camphor ‘ngai p’ien’ is considered of higher quality than camphor from Cinnamomum camphora, but is not rated as highly as that from Dryobalanops spp.

User Group specific search options Title. The branches are cylindrical, densely lanate with yellowish white hairs. Occurrence Occurrence Occurrence Records. Encyclopedia of Life EOL. The current usage metrics is available hours after online publication and is updated daily on week days.

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User specific search options User. No claim has been made by any responsible practitioner that it would cure the common cold or kidney diseaseand it has “No Approved Therapeutic Claims”. Checklists specific balasmifera options Observed during. Powered by the open balasmifera Biodiversity Informatics Platform. Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. The leaf has very pleasant aromatic smell. These are classified as shrubs or subshrubs. For the Korean writer, see Jeong Do-jeon. Services Articles citing this article CrossRef 1.

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