(Last Updated on : 07/12/2013)
Acanthospermum hispidum is considered as an important medicinal plant of India. It is found as a weed along the roads and in moist habitats throughout India. The common name of this medicinal plant in Kannada is known as Kandlemullu.
Acanthospermum hispidum is a branched herb up to 60 cm tall. The stems of these plants are covered with bushy hairs and smaller glandular hairs. These are scattered throughout the stems. Leaves are elliptic, obovate and 1.5 cm to 7 cm long. The Acanthospermum hispidum plant bears yellow flowers. The fruits are triangular in shape, spiny and 5 cm to 10 cm in length.
Acanthospermum hispidum plant is important for its medicinal properties. It possesses antibacterial and antifungal properties. The crushed herb is used in the form of a paste to treat skin ailments and the leaf juice is reportedly used to relieve fevers.
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