Gymnanthemum amygdalinum (Delile) Sch. Bip., W. G. Walpers, Repert. bot. syst. 2:948. 1843 (Syn: (≡) Vernonia amygdalina Delile (basionym)); 
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Vernonia amygdalina, a member of the Asteraceae family, is a small shrub that grows in the tropical Africa.
V. amygdalina typically grows to a height of 2–5 m. The leaves are elliptical and up to 20 cm long. Its bark is rough.[1]
V. amygdalina is commonly called bitter leaf in English because of its bitter taste. African common names include grawa (Amharic), ewuro (Yoruba), etidot (Ibibio), onugbu (Igbo), ityuna (Tiv), oriwo (Edo), chusar-doki (Hausa), muluuza (Luganda), labwori (Acholi), and olusia (Luo).[2][3]
The leaves may be consumed either as a vegetable (macerated leaves in soups) or aqueous extracts as tonics for various illnesses. Many herbalists and naturopathic doctors recommend aqueous extracts for their patients for emesis, nausea, diabetes, loss of appetite-induced abrosia, dysentery and other gastrointestinal tract problems.[citation needed] Until the last decade or so, there were only anecdotal reports and claims to support the health benefits.[citation needed]

(From Wikipedia on 5.7.13)


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Request for ID : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5) – around 800 kb each.

providing some pictures of a plant for its identification. found in BHU campus, Varanasi.

This appears to be Vernonia amygdalina, a plant claimed to have anti-diabetic properties..



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Vernonia amygdalina, a member of the Asteraceae family, is a small shrub that grows in the tropical Africa.
V. amygdalina is commonly called bitter leaf because of its bitter taste.

The leaves may be consumed either as a vegetable (macerated leaves in soups) or aqueous extracts as tonics for the treatment of various illnesses. In the wild, chimpanzees have been observed to ingest the leaves when suffering from parasitic infections.[1] Many herbalists and naturopathic doctors recommend aqueous extracts for their patients as treatment for emesis, nausea, diabetes, loss of appetite-induced abrosia, dysentery and other gastrointestinal tract problems. Until the last decade or so, there were only anecdotal reports and claims to support the health benefits. The anecdotal reports are now being supported by scientific evidence that a V. amygdalina regimen or consumption as dietary supplements may provide multiple health benefits. (from Wikipedia)



 

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Plz help me to identify the plant having antidiabetic properties


Vernonia amygdalina


thanks … it is really wonderful help from your side


very nice diagnosis


are you growing it? are u studying it? have you any flowers?


it was brought to me by some farmer for identification. i am not growing it ,.. but i will



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Fwd: Another Asteraceae plant : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Please ID the Asteraceae Plant, the plant is a shrub and suddenly all the people in my neighborhood are growing this plant saying it is very very medicinal esp as an antidiabetic plant.
Place – Mohali, Punjab
Date of Click – 29th June, 2016
Temperature- 37degrees
Humidity – almost 75%
I think it is Vernonia amygdalina (the bitter leaf) 

Please confirm


For me the ID is correct.



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Fwd: MS/3/2018/ 3 : I’d of the bush : 4 posts by 1 author. Attachments (1)- 5 MB.
Please ID the bush. Photographed in Mysore yesterday (30.3.18). Is this Vernonia arborea?

To me looks different from images at Strobocalyx arborea (Buch.-Ham.) Sch. Bip. (≡) Vernonia arborea Buch.-Ham. (basionym);

Thanks … I too had a doubt. You are right


Syn. Vernonia amygdalinabitter leaf bushMedicinal plant



A small tree seen with white flowers in Bangalore yesterday (25.1.20).

Could be Vernonia amygdalina?

You’re right …,



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Habit: Erect shrub
cultivated
Location: Hyderabad
This plant is probably associated with treatment of sugar


Vernonia sp.


Thank you for the possible ID. So is there a Vernonia sp that is used in Diabetes control


Gymnanthemum amygdalinum (Delile) Sch.Bip.  Researchgate




Images of Strobocalyx arborea (Buch.-Ham.) Sch. Bip. in efi


Only 2 sp., Strobocalyx arborea Sch.Bip. and Strobocalyx mastersii B.Bhattacharjee, Lakshmin., S.K.Mukherjee & Av.Bhattacharjee

recorded in India and only Strobocalyx arborea Sch.Bip. s found in Karnataka. As such, it should be this sp. only.


Isn’t it vernonia amygdalina


Yes, it is Gymnanthemum amygdalinum

Looks different from images at Strobocalyx arborea


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Carpentor bee on Bitterleaf plant
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Sending photos of visit  of Carpentor bee for nectar on Bitterleaf shrub (Gymnanthemum amygdalinum (Delile) Sch. Bip. ex Walp of Asteraceae.
Locally the leaves are consumed to control blood sugar & called diabetes plant,
photo & screenshot from video dt 12/02/21, Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
Pl help to I’d carpentor bee, is it
Xylocopa latipes?


 

 


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References:

GRIN  The Plant List (Vernonia amygdalina Delile)  Wikipedia  ResearchgatFAO 

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