Facts About. Indian heliotrope is native to Asia and invasive in parts of the United States. Its distribution just barely includes New England, collections having. Nov 19, H. indicum is common in tropical countries, being a major weed of sugarcane in Indonesia and the Philippines (Holm et al., ) and of maize. Descriptions and articles about the Indian Heliotrope, scientifically known as Heliotropium indicum in the Encyclopedia of Life. Includes Overview; Comprehen .

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Seedling with epigeal germination; cotyledons leafy, rounded. Antibacterial and antifungal activity of medicinal plants of Mauritius. Glands on leaf blade jeliotropium leaf blades do not have glandular dots or scales Sap the sap is clear and watery Sap color the sap is clear. Food plants, bionomics and control of flea beetles.

Heliotropium indicum L.

Kleinschmidt and Johnson, ; Lazarides and Hince, ; Craven, The plants are considered toxic to livestock with several records of fatal poisoning. The lower surface of the leaves prominently veined, the upper surface coarsely rough and grooved.


It has a hairy stem, bearing alternating ovate to oblong-ovate leaves. Saikia and Sarma, Effect of industrial pollution from Chembur on the chlorophyll content of wild plants – I.

Fatal accidental poisoning in humans by drinking herbal tea, consuming grain contaminated with Heliotropium seeds, and as a result of medicinal use has been recorded. Journal of Ecotoxicology indjcum Environmental Monitoring 7 3: Heliotrpoium angular with an apical beak, mm long, glabrous with two lobes which spread apart and separate to give two nutlets at maturity.

To reuse an image, please click it to see who you will need to contact. In Madagascar a plant infusion is used as a strong diuretic. Indicine N-oxide has reached Phase I clinical trials in advanced cancer patients. Wang, ; Holm et al. Lazarides M; Hince B, eds. Datasheet Heliotropium indicum Indian heliotrope. Weeds of the United States and their control. Heliotropium indicum Heliotropium indicum x – 86k species.

It is less widespread in tropical Africa than Heliotropium indicum and no medicinal uses have been reported from Africa.

Indice Agropecuaria X1V edn. External application to promote wound healing and to fight infections seems less hazardous, but more research is needed.


Exact status definitions can vary from state to state. It is widely considered a weed of fields and pastures. It is widespread and common throughout Africa. inficum

Heliotropium indicum

Distribution Maps Top of page You can pan and zoom the map. Heliotropium indicum has a pantropical distribution, but is probably native of tropical America. In Mauritius, where it is locally a weed in sugarcane, a decoction of the plant is drunk to cure cough and fever.

Wound healing effects of Heliotropium indicum, Plumbago zeylanica and Acalypha indica in rats. Prevention and Control Top of page There is little information available on the chemical control of H. Flora of Tropical East Africa. Ingestion of Heliotropium is dangerous. A revised treatment of Boraginaceae for Panama. The plant reproduces by seeds which are produced on the long, curled, one-sided spikes.