Blumea sinuata

Blumea sinuata (Lour.) Merr., Trans. Amer. Philos. Soc. ser. 2, 24(2): 388 (1935).

Blumea sinuata
Blumea sinuata
Blumea sinuata
Blumea sinuata (Lour.) Merr., Photo by Nguyen Huy Hung

The native range of this species is Tropical & Subtropical Asia to W. Pacific. It is an annual and grows primarily in the seasonally dry tropical biome.

Vietnamese name:

Hoàng đầu sẻ, Đại bi lá lượn

Latin name: 

Blumea sinuata (Lour.) Merr. – B. laciniata (Wall. ex Roxb.) DC.; Gnaphalium sinuatum Lour.




Leaves and stems are used to treat boils, detoxify, and stop bleeding. Leaves cure flu, rheumatism, bone pain or injured swelling pain.


Ha Giang, Tuyen Quang, Bac Kan, Thai Nguyen, Quang Ninh, Phu Tho, Lam Dong, Dak Lak. The tree grows naturally on grass beds, fields, and upland fields, at an altitude of 100-1,300 m.

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