Helichrysum odoratissimum

Scientific Name:Helichrysum odoratissimum   
Vernacular Name:Manayeze
Family name :Asteraceae
Geographic Distribution:Mountain forest, savanna, fallow, 1400- 3500 m

Botanical Description

Helichrysum odoratissimum is a strongly aromatic much branched  perennial herb with small silvery leaves and small yellow flowerheads born in groups at the tipx of the branches, woody at the base, erect or diffuse , up  to 550 cm high

Medicinal Use

In the north area Helichrysum is used to cure poison. In East African countries, The roots of that plant are crushed, steeped in hot or cold water, and the extract used as a purgative, or  can drunk twice daily as a cure for coughs. Leaves are used as an anthelmintic, and pounded leaves are applied over wounds resulting from bums. Young branches and leaves may be pounded and soaked in water, then the juice used as an eye drops for conjunctivitis

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