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2022 Feb 28

J Ethnopharmacol

From wandering weeds to pharmacy: An insight into traditional uses, phytochemicals and pharmacology of genus Chromolaena (Asteraceae).


Ojo O, Mphahlele MP, Oladeji OS, Mmutlane EM, Ndinteh DT
J Ethnopharmacol. 2022 Feb 28:115155.
PMID: 35240242.


Chromolaena species, of the Asteraceae family, are distributed across the tropical and the temperate regions of Africa, the Americas, southern Asia, and Australia. Despite "falling out of favour" among the people because of their "weedy" nature, Chromolaena species have indisputable long medicinal history in the treatment of malaria, nasal congestion, inflammation, eye disorders, asthma, cough, flu, headache, and cold.