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Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Chromolaena odorata: Common names, Kingdom, Family, Genus, Health Benefits

Common names of Chromolaena odorata include Siam weed, Christmas bush, camphor grass, common floss flower, communist green and triffid.
In Ghana, it is known as Acheampong.

Chromolaena odorata's Leaf petioles are about 1–4 cm long.
They have soft stems but the base of their shrub is known to be woody. 
Seed production is about 80,000 to 90,000 per plant. Their seeds need enough sunlight to germinate. In some cases the plant can generate from the roots. 

Kingdom: Plantae

Order: Asterales

Family: Asteraceae

Genus: Chromolaena

Species: C. odorata

Health Benefits
Most Ghanaians do stop bleeding with the Chromolaena odorata. They simply grind Chromolaena odorata leaves and squeeze the juice out of it. The juice is then applied on the cut or wound to stop excessive bleeding.