(Asteraceae) Tithonia diversifolia (Hemsl.) A. Gray

Local name(s): ດອກ ​ຕາ ​ເວັນ ​ນ້ອຍ (dok ta ven noy)

Medicinal use(s): vertigo

Part(s) used: aerial parts

Field characters: Large, weedy herb, leaves three to five lobed, flower large capitulum, yellow-orange.

Locality: Xieng Khoang Province, Kham District, Kham Medicinal Biodiversity Preserve, 15 km from Kham town. Ba Tha village.

Habitat: Broadleaved evergreen submontane forest. Edge of forest along stream.

Altitude: 1130 m asl

Collector(s): J.M. Henkin, K. Sydara, M. Xayvue, D.D. Soejarto

Collection number(s): JMH 63

Collection date: December, 2015

Additional information:

Voucher specimen is in deposit at the Field Museum (F) Herbarium, Chicago, USA under accession no. 2318639.

Synonyms, images, taxonomic description:

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Useful references:

Broering MF, Nunes R, De Faveri R, De Faveri A, Melato J, Correa TP, Vieira ME, Malheiros A, Meira Quintão NL, Santin JR. Effects of Tithonia diversifolia (Asteraceae) extract on innate inflammatory responses. J Ethnopharmacol. 2019 Oct 5;242:112041. doi: 10.1016/j.jep.2019.112041. Epub 2019 Jun 25. PubMed PMID: 31252095.
Ferreira Farias AL, Lobato Rodrigues AB, Lopes Martins R, de Menezes Rabelo É, Ferreira Farias CW, Moreira da Silva de Almeida SS. Chemical Characterization, Antioxidant, Cytotoxic and Microbiological Activities of the Essential Oil of Leaf of Tithonia Diversifolia (Hemsl) A. Gray (Asteraceae). Pharmaceuticals (Basel). 2019 Mar 4;12(1). doi: 10.3390/ph12010034. PubMed PMID: 30836657; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6469183.
Mabou Tagne A, Marino F, Cosentino M. Tithonia diversifolia (Hemsl.) A. Gray as a medicinal plant: A comprehensive review of its ethnopharmacology, phytochemistry, pharmacotoxicology and clinical relevance. J Ethnopharmacol. 2018 Jun 28;220:94-116. doi: 10.1016/j.jep.2018.03.025. Epub 2018 Mar 26. Review. PubMed PMID: 29596999.
Ranti I, Wahyuningsih MSH, Wirohadidjojo YW. The antifibrotic effect of isolate tagitinin C from tithonia diversifolia (Hemsley) A. Gray on keloid fibroblast cell. Pan Afr Med J. 2018;30:264. doi: 10.11604/pamj.2018.30.264.9994. eCollection 2018. PubMed PMID: 30637049; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6317294.