The medicinal use of Eclipta prostrata (Ink Plant, Thistles, False Daisy) locally known as Abikole, Arojoku.


Eclipta prostrata is a medicinal plant belonging to Compositae family. In Africa, it is locally named Abikole, Arojoku among other names. it is also commonly referred as Ink Plant, Thistles, False Daisy.

The plant’s healing properties are extracted from the leaves

The plant is used for the treatment of elephantiasis, fever, cough, skin diseases, oedema, liver ailments, emetic, antiseptic, diarrhoea, convulsion.
The information provided is not intended to be a substitute for medical treatment. Please consult your medical care provider before using herbal medicine, particularly if you have a medical condition or if you are pregnant or nursing.

December 20, 2014 |

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