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Journal Article

Journal Article

[Use of Sonchus arrensis L. in medicine]  [1979]

Wahyudi;

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Many species of the family compositae are already used as local folk medicines in Indonesia, for example Pluchea indica (L) Lees., Blumea balsamifera (L) D.C. Elephantopus scaber L. and Artemisia vulgaris L. Another species which is potentially valuable as a medicine is Sonchus arvensis L., a specie native to Europe and South West Asia. The plant occurs almost exclusively in West Java between 50 and 1.650 m above sea level, but is rarely found in Central Java or East Java. Two forms of this species are known: the wild growing smaller type, usually called "lempung", and the improved type, commonly known as "rayana". The plant has also other local names such as Jombang, Galubud, Lampenas and Tempuyung. The leaves are frequently consumed as a vegetable by the people in West Java and medicinally used for the treatment of kidney disturbances, caused by the presence of kidney stones, local viral skin diseases and as a diuretic. However, this plant is rarely cultivated for the leaves or its medicinal value. This article describes the value of Sonchus arvensis L. in modern therapy and considers that the cultivation of the plant is necessary.
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Botanical Gardens of Indonesia

Bibliographic information

Language:
Indonesian
Type:
Summary
In AGRIS since:
1982
Volume:
4
Issue:
3
Start Page:
83
End Page:
87
All titles:
"[Use of Sonchus arrensis L. in medicine]"@eng
Other:
"14 ref. Summary (En)"
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Bibliographic information

Language:
Indonesian
Type:
Summary
In AGRIS since:
1982
Volume:
4
Issue:
3
Start Page:
83
End Page:
87
All titles:
"[Use of Sonchus arrensis L. in medicine]"@eng
Other:
"14 ref. Summary (En)"