Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family : Asteraceae
Genus : Ageratum
Species : conyzoides Linn.
Common Name
English Name : Goat weed
Hindi Name : -
Manipuri Name : Khongjainapi
Other Details
Habit : Profuse hispid herb
Parts Use : Stem, Flower & Leaf
Preparation : Fresh leaves crushed for juice. Leaves used for preparation of local hair lotion (Chenghi). Leafy shoot is crushed for decoction. Flowers crushed in water for extract. Also used as a fodder.
Mode of use : Decoction, Fresh & Local Application
Ingredients : b-Caryophyllene, g- & d -Cadinene, Eugenol Methyleugenol, Ocimene, a-a-Pinene etc. are reported in essential oil of the plant. Seeds-Linoleic, Palmitic, Oleic and Stearic acids are reported.
Ailment Treated : Leaf juice is good for application on fresh injuries. Leaf hair lotion is good for scalp. Leafy shoot decoction is used in diarrhoea, dysentery & other gastro-intestinal ailments.
Source : Gregarious in both valley and hills particularly in paddy fields and along the road sides.