Echinops echinatus Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
Indian globe thistle

Echinops echinatus, Indian globe thistle, is a species of globe thistle, found in India Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.Indian Globe Thistle is an erect branched herb about a meter high. It has short, stout stems, branching from the base, covered with white cottony hair. Alternately arranged oblong, deeply pinnatifid leaves are 7–12 cm long. Flower-heads occur in solitary white spherical balls, 3–5 cm across. Petals of the tiny white flowers are 5 mm long. Flowers are surrounded by straight, strong, white bristles.

Echinops echinatus

Medical use

Economic importance of Echinops echinatus

Medicines folklore

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Geografical distribution

  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Native
    • Western Asia: Afghanistan
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Native
    • Indian Subcontinent: India - Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal; Pakistan
    • Indo-China: Myanmar

Biological activities

Anthelmintic
Betulinic-acid found in Flower ;found in Twig
AntiHIV
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Antibacterial
Betulinic-acid found in Flower ;found in Twig
Anticancer
Betulinic-acid found in Flower ;found in Twig
Anticarcinomic
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Antiedemic
Betulinic-acid found in Flower ;found in Twig
Antiinflammatory
Betulinic-acid found in Flower ;found in Twig
Antileukemic
Betulinic-acid found in Flower ;found in Twig
Antimalarial
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Antimelanomic
Betulinic-acid found in Flower ;found in Twig
Antinociceptive
Betulinic-acid found in Flower ;found in Twig
Antiplasmodial
Betulinic-acid found in Flower ;found in Twig
Antitumor
Betulinic-acid found in Flower ;found in Twig
Antiviral
Betulinic-acid found in Flower ;found in Twig
Apoptotic
Betulinic-acid found in Flower ;found in Twig
Cytotoxic
Betulinic-acid found in Flower ;found in Twig
Phospholipase-A2-Inhibitor
Betulinic-acid found in Flower ;found in Twig
Prostaglandin-Synthesis-Inhibitor
Betulinic-acid found in Flower ;found in Twig

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
Betulinic-acid Flower
Twig
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]