Latin name: Vernonia cinerea Less. (Asteraceae)
Sanskrit/Indian name: Sahadevi
The medicinal plant Purple fleabane thread worm infections, skin diseases, promoting urination, stomachic and diuretic.
It is primarily a febrifuge, which brings down fever and a diaphoretic that eliminates toxins by inducing sweating.
Purple Fleabane also reduces bladder spasms, purifies blood and is recommended for treating colic.