Goat Weed

Weed-It’s Nature’s way of saying Let us Party!

Scientific name isย  Ageratum Conyzoides

It’s an annual plant with erect stem with unpleasant smell

Cluster of flower-heads seen at the top of the stem.

Grown as Ornamental plant.

Medicinal uses include anti-inflammatory, anti allergic and used to treat constipation.

Thank you.

Namaste๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

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9 thoughts on “Goat Weed

    1. Thank you my friend for your interesting query
      An innocent query which brought smiles on my face.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

      The flower I described is Ageratum Conyzoides,popularly known as Goat Weed.Also known by the names billygoat-weed, chick weed, whiteweed, mentrasto.NO idea why it’s called goat weed.

      But there is another goat weed-which is known by the name HORNY GOAT WEED,scientific name being EPIMEDIUM( also known by other names like barrenwort, bishop’s hat, fairy wings, horny goat weed, or yin yang huo),said to have around 50 species.

      Somebody noticed high sexual activity on goats grazing these flowers.The extract of the plant is said to be used to treat erectile dysfunction.
      https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-699/horny-goat-weed

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