Cacalia Sonchifolia Plant Information
Cacalia Sonchifolia grows in the following 6 states:Georgia, South Carolina, California, Florida, Hawaii, Louisiana
Emilia sonchifolia is a branching, perennial herb up to 40cm (15.5in) tall. Leaves are lyrate-pinnatilobed, up to 10cm (4in) long, sometimes becoming purplish as they get old. One plant can produce several pink or purplish flower heads.Emilia sonchifolia, also known as lilac tasselflower or cupid's shaving brush is tropical flowering species of tasselflower and in the sunflower family. It is widespread in tropical regions around the world, apparently native to Asia (China, India, Southeast Asia, etc.) and naturalized in Africa, Australia, the Americas, and various oceanic islands.
It is a medicinal herb in Chinese, called ye xia hong (Chinese: -). It is one among the "Ten Sacred Flowers of Kerala State in India, collectively known as Dasapushpam. In Vietnam, is has been used in traditional medicine for the treatment of fever, sore throat, diarrhea, eczema and as an antidote for snake bites.
Emilia sonchifolia contains tumorigenic pyrrolizidine alkaloids.
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