एकदांडी | tridax procumbens | Kambarmodi in Marathi
This is Tridax Procumbens, or more creatively i call them Dancing flowers as with its long stems these flowers dance with the wind. Found commonly in Maharashtra, Deccan. In our child hood days we used to play with these flowers, with its long stems we were able to make garlands and banquets. My grandfather used to tell us to use the stems & leaf juice on bleeding wounds to heal them fast & as hair tonic. this was the medicinal use of this plant. Tridax procumbens is known for several potential therapeutic activities like antiviral, anti oxidant antibiotic efficacious, wound healing activity, insecticidal and anti-inflammatory activity.
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