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Eupatorium cannabium Linn       

Species

Gerardina diversifolia (Link Fries).

Local Name

 

Synonym

G. palamata Weddel.

Family

Urticaceae.

Habitat  
Distribution  
Sikkim

Bhusuk, Helipet, Rongli- Subaney Dara, Ravong (North Sikkim), Lingtem, Khamdong,Legship-Tashiding, Mangan- Tung

Out side

Bhutan (Puntsholing, Chukka, Gaylegphug and Deothang districts, Thimpu districts), subtropical and warm broad- leaved forests, more rarely in cool broad-  leaved forests, 850- 2750 m.

General

Himalaya (Punjab- Bhutan), India, Srilanka, Myanmar, East to China, Malaysia.

Morphological

Herb up to 2 m tall. Leaves broadly ovate. Shallowly or deeply lobed, 10- 20 x 8- 20 cm, acuminate, base rounded; petioles 3- 10 cm; stipules ovate, 2- 2.5 cm. Male flowers c1.5 mm diameter. Herb up to 2 m tall. Leaves broadly ovate. Shallowly or deeply lobed, 10- 20 x 8- 20 cm, acuminate, base rounded; petioles 3- 10 cm; stipules ovate, 2- 2.5 cm. Male flowers c1.5 mm diameter.

Flowering

July-September.

Fruiting

October-February.

History  
Parts

Roots and flowers.

Status

Low risk.

Phytochemistry  
Agrocultivation

 

Reference 1. Grierson, A.J.C. and D.G. Long (1983). Flora of Bhutan including a record of plants from Sikkim (Vol. 1, part 1). Royal Botanical Garden, Edinburgh. 111.   2.   Progress Report of the Project " Studies on Medicinal Plants Of Sikkim" (1998- 2001). State Council of Science and Technology for Sikkim.
Medicinal

Freshly collected roots are crushed with the stems of Senecio intermedius shoots of Viscum monoicum, bulb of Kaempferia rotunda and the prepared paste is applied externally incase of bone fracture, join dislocation and bandaged for 5- 7 days. The boiled soup of young inflorescence is effective against high blood pressure. Delicious and nutritious nettle soup is used in diabetes.

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Rhododendron

   Amongst the many floral treaties of Sikkim Himalaya one of the earliest ones may be found over the genus Rhododendron (Gk. rhodo = red, dendrons = tree ).  

 

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Orchid

  Orchid known for their brilliance in colors, unusual shapes attractive growth habits, variety in fragrance and exquisite beauty can attract any nature lovers.

 

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Medicinal Plant

Sikkim with its total geographical area of 7,096 sq km is bestowed with a huge diversity of flora and fauna.

 
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