Facts About. Indian heliotrope is native to Asia and invasive in parts of the United States. Its distribution just barely includes New England, collections having. Nov 19, H. indicum is common in tropical countries, being a major weed of sugarcane in Indonesia and the Philippines (Holm et al., ) and of maize. Descriptions and articles about the Indian Heliotrope, scientifically known as Heliotropium indicum in the Encyclopedia of Life. Includes Overview; Comprehen .

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Pharmaceutical Biology 36 3: Glands on leaf blade the indicm blades do not have glandular dots or scales Sap the sap is clear and watery Sap color the sap is clear.

There is ample variation in plant parts used, and in methods of preparation and administration. Flora Zambesiaca Management Committee.

Heliotropium indicum L.

Inflorescence internodal, an unbranched and very rarely dichotomous helicoid cyme, the peduncle portion cm long, pubescent, the fertile portion cm long.

Heliotropium indicum Heliotropium indicum. Habitat terrestrial New England state Massachusetts Specific habitat man-made or disturbed habitats. The young leaves, seedlings and inflorescences showed high alkaloid levels and with ageing, the level of alkaloids decreased 20 fold in the leaves. For details, please check with your state. Weeds of Brazil, terrestrial and aquatic, parasitic, poisonous and medicinal.


A flower decoction is an emmenagogue in small doses and an abortifacient in large doses.

Heliotropium indicum

Distribution Maps Top of page You can pan and zoom the map. Throughout tropical Africa it is used hleiotropium an analgesic rheumatismdiuretic and for numerous skin problems e. Likewise butterflies are often associated with Heliotropium as they require certain pyrrolizidine alkaloids as precursor for their pheromones.

Additionally, pyrrolizidine alkaloids are excreted in milk, and the use by lactating mothers is a toxicity hazard to babies. Volume 1, Families A—D. More information inndicum modern web browsers can be found at http: All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from March Articles with permanently dead external links Articles with ‘species’ microformats All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from December Commons category link from Wikidata Taxonbars with 20—24 taxon IDs.

Phase I study of indicine N-oxide in patients with advanced cancer.

Citation in scholarly articles. Indicine N-oxide has reached Phase I clinical trials in advanced cancer patients. Medicinal and poisonous plants 1. Production of antineoplastic agents by plant tissue cultures: Heliotropium indicum is found in sunny localities, on waste land, in heliotropoum desiccating pools and ditches and anthropogenic habitats, generally below m altitude.


Fatal accidental poisoning in ehliotropium by drinking herbal tea, consuming grain contaminated with Heliotropium seeds, and as a result of medicinal use has been recorded. Tipografia y Litografia Central. Weeds Reported in rice in South and Southeast Asia. Tadulingam C; Venkatanarayana G, Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden, 75 2: Title Upper part of plant.

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Media related to Heliotropium indicum at Wikimedia Commons. Kleinschmidt and Johnson, ; Lazarides and Hince, ; Craven, Australian Systematic Botany, 9 4: Johnston, ; Holm et al. Lazarides M; Hince B, eds.

From Heliotropium indicum the pyrrolizidine alkaloids indicine, indicine-N-oxide, acetyl-indicine, indicinine, heleurine, heliotrine, supinine, supinidine and lindelofidine have been isolated, all of them with hepatoxic activity. Plantas daninhas de Brasil, terrestres, aquaticas, parasitas, toxicas e medicinais.

Indian heliotrope is native to Asia and invasive in parts of the United States.

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