Uses: The seeds are alterative, anthelmintic and carminative[240, 243]. They are used in the treatment of bilious disorders. The stems are used in the treatment of bilious disorders. The whole plant is laxative in effect">purgative[240, 243]. It is used internally in treating protracted fevers and externally in the treatment of body pains and itchy skin[240, 243, 272]. The plant is employed in Ayurvedic medicine to treat difficulty in urinating, jaundice, muscle pain and coughs. The juice of the plant, mixed with the juice of Saccharum officinarum, is used in the treatment of jaundice. The analysis of the plant differs according to the host it is growing on. The report does not say if this makes a difference to its medicinal properties[K]. (Taken directly from Plants For A Future)
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Culture: Parasite - grow on Coleus, Impatiens etc. Surface sow near base of host plant.
Accession # 199800133
Source: Tim Devine - CSU Chico
Accession Date: 09-17-1998
Bench: 6901 - Array 1, Tank 1
Currently: active - healthy
Qty: 4 confirmed on 07-26-2023
Federally Listed Noxious Weed - Plants are not to leave Greenhouse!
Potentially Invasive Plant - Plants are not to leave Greenhouse!