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Useful Temperate Plants

Laggera crispata

(Vahl) Hepper & J.R.I.Wood

Asteraceae

+ Synonyms

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General Information

Laggera crispata is an erect, much-branched, annual plant growing 40 - 100cm tall[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.

Range

Tropical Africa; E. Asia - southern China, India, Bhutan, Thailand, Vietnam

Habitat

A weedy herb, growing on dry hill slopes, old clearings, upland rice fields, and wastelands; at elevations up to 2,000 metres[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
].

Properties

HabitAnnual
Height0.00 m

Cultivation Details



A strongly aromatic plant[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The paste of the leaves is employed in the treatment of inflammation and swelling by the inhabitants in northeast region of India and it is also said to have antihelminthic properties. In Chinese traditional system, it is used as a medicine to cure angina, bronchitis, influenza, and malaria. It is also applied externally for treating scabies, burns, snakebites, injuries, fractures, contusions, and strains. Aerial parts of the plant have been used as an antiinflammatory, antibacterial, and antileukaemia[
1345
Title
Chemical Composition and Antibacterial Activity of the Essential Oils of Laggera crispata (Vahl) Hepper & Wood, Cycl
Publication
Analytical Chemistry Letters, 5:3, 162-171
Author
Ram S. Verma, Rajendra C. Padalia, Sajendra K. Verma, Amit C
Website
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/22297928.2015.1090330
Publisher
 
Year
2015
ISBN
2229-7928
Description
 
].
Because of diverse chemical components and biological activities, recently much attention has been given to the genus Laggera in various countries[
1345
Title
Chemical Composition and Antibacterial Activity of the Essential Oils of Laggera crispata (Vahl) Hepper & Wood, Cycl
Publication
Analytical Chemistry Letters, 5:3, 162-171
Author
Ram S. Verma, Rajendra C. Padalia, Sajendra K. Verma, Amit C
Website
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/22297928.2015.1090330
Publisher
 
Year
2015
ISBN
2229-7928
Description
 
].

The essential oil contains a wide range of compounds, the most prominent of which are 2,5-dimethoxy-p-cymene (43.2%); 10-epi-gamma-eudesmol (19.7%); Juniper camphor (4.8%); alpha-humulene (3.8%); 7-epi-alpha-eudesmol (3.6%); caryophyllene (3.5%); caryophyllene oxide (2.8%); dihydroagarofuran (2.6%); and alpha-muurolol (1.7%). In trials, the essential oil has shown moderate to good activity against gran-positive bacteria, and has also shown activity to some gram-negative bacteria[
1345
Title
Chemical Composition and Antibacterial Activity of the Essential Oils of Laggera crispata (Vahl) Hepper & Wood, Cycl
Publication
Analytical Chemistry Letters, 5:3, 162-171
Author
Ram S. Verma, Rajendra C. Padalia, Sajendra K. Verma, Amit C
Website
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/22297928.2015.1090330
Publisher
 
Year
2015
ISBN
2229-7928
Description
 
]..

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Temperate Plants Database, Ken Fern. temperate.theferns.info. 2020-07-06. <temperate.theferns.info/plant/Laggera+crispata>

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