Botanical info and medicinal uses of Ecliptae Herba.
- Basic Botanical info and Identification of Ecliptae Herba.
- Eclipta prostrata Physical Characteristics.
- Cultivation details of Eclipta prostrata.
- Eclipta prostrata Phytochemicals and Constituents.
- Medicinal Uses of Ecliptae Herba.
- Traditional Functions and Notes of Ecliptae Herba.
- Pharmacological studies:Ecliptae Herba.
- Eclipta prostrata Quality control including chromatographic fingerprint profiling.
- Suggestions and Administrations of Eclipta prostrata.
- Research Update:Eclipta prostrata.
Cultivation details of Eclipta prostrata.:
Cultivation including organic farming:
Requires a damp to wet soil and a position in some shade.
This is a tropical species and it might need more summer heat and a longer growing season than is normally available in British summers.
Propagation:Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse and only just cover the seed. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out into their permanent positions in early summer, after the last expected frosts. Give the plants some extra protection, such as a cloche, until they are established and growing away well.
It produces a high number of seeds (several thousands), which are the main means of propagation (Salazar, 1990). It can be also propagated by stakes of the branches, those are cut to 20 cm in length, the leaves are cut, and the base is introduced in water until appearance of roots, this is obtained three days later, then to be transplanted in afternoon hours, to avoid stress. It is advisable to add abundant water in the morning and afternoon during the first week (A?ino et al., unpublished). The application of 3 kg of chicken dung "gallinaza" per m2 is recommended, to be incorporated 15-20 days before seedtime (A?ino et al., unpublished).
Pre and post harvesting technology:
Plants are harvested when they reach a height average of 30-40 cm, with manual cutting of the whole plant. Once the plant material is drained, it still contains a high humidity that must be reduced to 10-12 % to avoid fermentation. For this reason it is dried in thin layers exposed directly to the sun an plastic blankets, which are gathered in coats during the night to avoid the reabsorbtion of the humidity. An industrial dryer may be used at a temperature of 40 Deg C (A?ino et al., unpublished).
The demand of this medicinal plant by the Afro-Antillean population is high and widely distributed in all the provinces. It is not a threatened species, nor in danger of extinction. Besides, the advantage of being cultivated in family gardens for self consumption and for small scale sale. It grows and reproduces in lands with both high and low humidity (A?ino et al., unpublished).
- 1.Botanical info and medicinal uses of Ecliptae Herba.
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