Echinops echinatus Health effects and herbal facts
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.
Economic importance of Echinops echinatus
- Western Asia: Afghanistan
- 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