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Elephantopus scaber  L.

   

Botanical Name

:

Elephantopus scaber L.

English Name

:

Prickly-Leaved Elephant's Foot

Family

:

Asteraceae

 

General Info

Description

Herb, branching into two parts. Stems forked, and the branches few and stiff.It has a basal rosette of leaves with very short and white hairy leaf stalks close to ground. The flowering heads many-crowded in each cluster. Each head comprises about 4 flowers. Involucral bracts 8 to 10 mm long.

Herb Effects

Antibiotic (shoot) and anticancer (plant)

Links

Elephantopus scaber Linn
PIER
Philippine Medicinal Plants

Chemistry

Active Ingredients

Elephantopin, deoxyelephantopin, elephantol, lupeol, stigmasterol, epifriedelinol, methacrylate and triacontane (plant).

Chemistry of Active Ingredients
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Name

CAS#

IUPAC Name

Formula

Structure

Product Categories
Elephantopin 13017-11-3 Not Available C19H20O7 Click Here To Enlarge
Deoxyelephantopin 29307-03-7 Not Available C19H20O6 Click Here To Enlarge
Lupeol Not Available Not Available C30H50O Click Here To Enlarge
Stigmasterol 4736-55-4 17-(4-ethyl-1,5-dime
thyl-hex-2-enyl)-10,
13-dimethyl-1,2,4,5,
6,7,8,9,10 ,11,12,1
3,14,15,16,17-hexade
cahydrocyclopenta[a]
phenanthren-3-one
C29H48O Click Here To Enlarge
Epifriedelinol 16844-71-6 4,4a,6a,6b,8a,11,11,
14a-octamethyl-1,2,3
,4,4a,5,6,6a,6a,6b,7
,8,8a,9,10 ,11,12,1
2a,13,14,14a,14b-doc
osahydropicen-3-ol
C30H52O Click Here To Enlarge
Methacrylate 96-33-3 methyl prop-2-enoate C4H6O2 Click Here To Enlarge
Triacontane 638-68-6 triacontane C30H62 Click Here To Enlarge

Pharmacology

Medicinal Use

Skin diseases and wounds (leaf), jaundice (rhizome) and as a snakebite antidote (plant). Decoction of the root and leaves with cumin and buttermilk is given in dysuria and other urethral discharges or complaints. The drug is used in snake-bite also.

Contraindication

This herb should not be used in pregnant or lactating women unless recommended by physician.

Reference

Chandel et al., Biodiversity in Medicinal and Aromatic Plants in India.

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