BIDENS PILOSA L - PICÃO PRETO.|
Bidens odorata, Bidens pilosa L. var. pilosa.
Acetillo, Beggar-ticks, Bident hérissé, Cobbler's pegs, Devil's needles, Spanish needle, Xian feng cao.
Asteraceae, aka Compositae (Aster family).
This plant is indigenous to the Americas. It grows aggressively and often becomes weedy; the young leaves are sometimes eaten (raw or steamend). In the tropics this plant flowers year around and all plant parts are used in folk medicine.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), it is considered a medicinal herb.
In Suriname’s Traditional medicine it is used against chronic hepatitis, common cold dysentery, urinary tract infections and bacterial infections.
Almost two hundred compounds have been isolated from B. pilosa, especially polyacetylenes and flavonoids. It contains chalcone, okanin and ethyl caffeate (a hydroxycinnamic acid).
To date, 201 compounds comprising 70 aliphatics, 60 flavonoids, 25 terpenoids, 19 phenylpropanoids, 13 aromatics, 8 porphyrins, and 6 other compounds, have been identified.
USDA Zone 9-11.
Full sun/partial shade.
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