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Floss Flower - Ageratum conyzoides L.

Ageratum conyzoides L has another name A. ciliare Lour. (Non Linn), A. cordifolium Roxb. This plant is included in the family Compositae (Asteraceae).

Ageratum conyzoides L. is a seasonal herb plant, grow upright or lying on the bottom, about 30-90 cm tall, and branching. Stem round, if it touches the ground will remove the root. Leaf-stemmed, situated facing each other and crossbones (Compositae), rounded leaves with rounded base and pointed tip, 1-10 cm long, 0.5 to 6 cm wide, long-haired second leaf surface with a gland located below the leaf surface, color green. 3 or more flowers gathered, it was white. Flowers 6-8 mm long, with a hairy stem. The fruit is black and is small. Ageratum conyzoides L. originated from America.

Composition of Ageratum conyzoides L:

Herba bandotan containing amino acids, organacid, pectic substance, volatile oil coumarin, ageratochromene, friedelin, ß-sitosterol, stigmasterol, tannins, sulfur, and potassium chloride. Bandotan root contains volatile oils, alkaloids, and coumarins

Curable Disease with Ageratum conyzoides L:

Ageratum conyzoides L. efficacious stimulant, tonic, reliever fever (antipyretic), antitoksik, eliminating swelling, stopping the bleeding (hemostatis), a diuretic. Leaves of Ageratum conyzoides L. can be used also as a botanical insecticide.

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