Eclipta, plant

$9.90 incl. GST

Usually Available: October to May
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Botanical Name: Eclipta alba synonym: Eclipta prostrata
Pot Sizes: 50mm tube,

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Eclipta plant, Eclipta alba syn: Eclipta prostrata, is also known as Bhringaraj (Sanskrit), Lan Lian Cao (Chinese). Eclipta leaves are used as a  remedy for liver and kidney problems in Traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine. Also used in Traditional Caribbean folk culture as a remedy for asthma, bronchitis, dizziness and vertigo. Juice of the leaf used in Asia as a topical application to restore and darken hair. Plant juice contains a black dye. Eclipta plant is native to temperate and tropical eastern and southern Asia and is adaptable to most well- drained soils. Prefers protected sunny positions. Drought and frost tender. A perennial plant in warm climates, growing to 1.2m x 1m.